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Julius Caesar

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and reputation of Julius Caesar, one of the most intriguing figures of Roman history.

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life, work and reputation of Julius Caesar. Famously assassinated as he entered the Roman senate on the Ides of March, 44 BC, Caesar was an inspirational general who conquered much of Europe. He was a ruthless and canny politician who became dictator of Rome, and wrote The Gallic Wars, one of the most admired and studied works of Latin literature. Shakespeare is one of many later writers to have been fascinated by the figure of Julius Caesar.

With:

Christopher Pelling
Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford

Catherine Steel
Professor of Classics at the University of Glasgow

Maria Wyke
Professor of Latin at University College London

Producer: Thomas Morris.

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43 minutes

Last on

Thu 2 Oct 2014 21:30

LINKS AND FURTHER READING

Christopher Pelling at the University of Oxford

 

Catherine Steel at the University of Glasgow

 

Maria Wyke at University College London

 

Julius Caesar - Wikipedia

 

 

READING LIST:

 

Harriet Flower, Roman Republics (Princeton University Press, 2009)

 

Adrian Goldsworthy, Caesar (Phoenix, 2007)

 

Miriam Griffin (ed.), A Companion to Julius Caesar (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

 

W. Jeffrey Tatum, Always I Am Caesar (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008)

 

Greg Woolf, Et tu, Brute? The Murder of Caesar and Political Assassination (Profile Books, 2006)

 

Maria Wyke, Caesar: A Life in Western Culture (Granta, 2007)

 

Maria Wyke, Caesar in the USA (University of California Press, 2012)

 

Horst Zander (ed.), Julius Caesar: New Critical Essays (Routledge, 2005)

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest Christopher Pelling
Interviewed Guest Catherine Steel
Interviewed Guest Maria Wyke
Producer Thomas Morris

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