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The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Audio from a talk by Barry Strauss at Chalke Valley History Festival 2016.

Thanks to Shakespeare, the death of Julius Caesar is the most famous assassination in history. But what actually happened on 15 March 44 BC is even more gripping than Shakespeare’s play. With a fresh perspective, American historian Professor Barry Strauss sheds new light on this fascinating, pivotal and carefully planned paramilitary operation and the mole in Caesar’s entourage who betrayed him.