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The Death of Caesar (Digital Audiobook)

The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

By Barry Strauss, Robertson Dean (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 2, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/22/2016)
MP3 CD (3/3/2015)
Compact Disc (3/3/2015)
MP3 CD (3/3/2015)
Compact Disc (3/3/2015)
Hardcover (3/3/2015)

Description

William Shakespeare's gripping play showed Caesar's assassination to be an amateur and idealistic affair. The real killing, however, was a carefully planned paramilitary operation, a generals' plot put together by Caesar's disaffected officers and designed with precision. Brutus and Cassius were indeed key players, but they had the help of a third man—Decimus. He was the mole in Caesar's entourage, one of Caesar's leading generals, and a lifelong friend. It was he, not Brutus, who truly betrayed Caesar.




Caesar's assassins saw him as a military dictator who wanted to be king. He threatened a permanent change in the Roman way of life and in the power of senators. The assassins rallied support among the common people, but they underestimated Caesar's soldiers, who flooded Rome. The assassins were vanquished; their beloved Republic became the Roman Empire.


About the Author

Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, where he records books and acts in film, TV, and (especially) on stage.