The Assassination of Julius Caesar by Michael Parenti
A People's History of Ancient Rome

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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.
 

About Michael Parenti

See more books from this Author
Michael Parenti has taught political and social science at a number of colleges and universities, and now devotes himself full time to writing and guest lecturing. He is an internationally known, award winning author who has published 21 books, including: God and His Demons (2010); Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (2007); The Culture Struggle (2006), and The Assassination of Julius Caesar (2003).Various writings of his have been translated into some twenty languages. His publications, including previous editions of Democracy for the Few, have been read and enjoyed by students, lay readers, and scholars, and have been used extensively in hundreds of college courses across the country. Dr. Parenti lectures frequently throughout North America and abroad. His various talks and interviews have played widely on radio, television, and the Internet. Some 300 articles of his have been published in magazines, newspapers, websites, and scholarly journals, including American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Social Research, and New Political Science. For more information, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.
 
Published September 3, 2004 by New Press, The. 289 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The author, who confesses to having little Latin, girds his argument with numerous examples of Roman populists (e.g., Tiberius Gracchus, Lucius Appuleius Saturninus) whose flesh yielded oh-so-easily to assassins’ knives when share-the-wealth proposals made jittery the monied and the propertied.

| Read Full Review of The Assassination of Julius C...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Why did a group of Roman senators gather near Pompey's theater on March 15, 44 B.C., to kill Julius Caesar?

| Read Full Review of The Assassination of Julius C...

Large Print Reviews

The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome is a wonderfully accessible book on the pivotal Late Republic period of Ancient Roman history.

Jan 07 2011 | Read Full Review of The Assassination of Julius C...

Reader Rating for The Assassination of Julius Caesar
77%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 72 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×