Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome (Paperback)
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Short Description for Assassination of Julius Caesar Parenti presents a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence in the murder of Caesar, he sketches in the background to the crime with fascinating detail about Roman society.
- Published: 30 August 2004
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781565849426 ISBN 10: 1565849426
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Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In "The Assassination of Julius Caesar," Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in the background to the crime with fascinating detail about wider Roman society. In these pages we find reflections on the democratic struggle waged by Roman commoners, religious augury as an instrument of social control, the patriarchal oppression of women, and the political use of homophobic attacks. "The Assassination of Julius Caesar" offers a whole new perspective on an era we thought we knew well.