Julius Caesar Sets the Model

March 14, 2015 With Historian Phillip Freeman

For what? For seizure of power and subsequent authoritarian rule. In this program from 2008, Professor Phillip Freeman, author of a new biography of the leading Roman, tracks his rise and conquests and his dramatic fall on the Ides of March.  It is noteworthy that in many languages the term for the King (such as Tsar and Kaiser) are variants of Caesar. Some crucial scenes from Shakespeare’s play of the same name punctuate the discussion.


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