Lecture On Julius Caesar

Today is the Ides of March, best known as the day of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC. Here is a lecture on Julius Caesar from historian Michael Parenti given on April 5, 1998 in Seattle, WA. His lecture goes against the commonly held narrative that the Roman Senate assassinated Julius Caesar because they feared his growing dictatorial power and presents a more complex and nuanced history of a power struggle between Roman aristocrats who wanted to maintain their high status and a leader who was modestly attempting to democratize the wealth and power of ancient Rome.

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