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Author Parenti, Michael, author

Title The assassination of julius caesar : A people's history of ancient rome / Michael Parenti.

Publication Info. 2019.


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Summary "A provocative history" of intrigue and class struggle in Ancient Roméђؤ"an important alternative to the usual views of Caesar and the Roman Empire" ( Publishers Weekly ). Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobilitýђؤthe 1 percent of the population who controlled 99 percent of the empire's wealth. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar , Michael Parenti recounts this period, spanning the years 100 to 33 BC, from the perspective of the Roman people. In doing so, he presents a provocative, trenchantly researched narrative of popular resistance against a powerful elite. As Parenti carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, he adds essential context to the crime with fascinating details about Roman society as a whole. 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 thought to be well-known. "A highly accessible and entertaining addition to history." ́ђؤ Book Marks
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : The New Press, 2019. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 852 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 646 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject Nonfiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9781565849426
ISBN 9781595585561 (electronic bk)
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