Assassination of Julius Caesar : A People's History of Ancient Rome, Paperback

Assassination of Julius Caesar : A People's History of Ancient Rome Paperback

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781565849426

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Parenti claims that the role of the 'mob' played a much more important role to why Julius Caesar was assassinated. Caesar was planning to reform the government to give more to the people, similar to the Gracchi brothers. However, the oligarchy of Rome did not want that to happen, so they killed him. I particularly was interested on how Parenti depicted Cicero and his peers.

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A "people's history," like Howard Zinn. A very different viewpoint on Caesar: a champion of the people (lower and middle classes) rather than a tyrant.