Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar

<p>Julius Caesar was one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders of history. From relatively obscure beginnings he rose through the ranks of a Roman society that prized commanding oratory

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Julius Caesar was one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders of history. From relatively obscure beginnings he rose through the ranks of a Roman society that prized commanding oratory and organized violence. Politically astute, conceited and terribly charismatic, he wooed the Roman populace with his smooth tongue and great military victories and ultimately became dictator of an empire he personally had a hand in creating. Yet, he was killed for his success and his ambition. Lend your ears to Caesar’s own accounts of his achievements and marvel at his triumphs.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recount the story of Caesar’s military and political successes
  2. Understand the nature of Roman politics and the aversion of the Romans to kingship
  3. Feel at home reading contemporary sources in translation