Sunday, February 19, 2017

Brutus - Caesar's Assassin, Kirsty Corrigan

Brutus - Caesar's Assassin, Kirsty Corrigan. 
A well balanced biography of Brutus, one of the more consistent defenders of the Roman Republic, and famously one of Caesar's assassins on the Ides of March. Paints a picture of a man of generally high moral standards (with some flaws in financial matters), but also an over-optimistic plotter, who failed to make any realistic plans for the aftermath of the assassination. Does a good job of tracing Brutus's fairly obscure early years, as well as distinguishing between later legends and historically likely events
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