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.
Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford
Professor of Classics at the University of Glasgow
Professor of Latin at University College London
Producer: Thomas Morris.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING
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)
|Interviewed Guest||Christopher Pelling|
|Interviewed Guest||Catherine Steel|
|Interviewed Guest||Maria Wyke|