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The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeF 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 The result is an entirely new perspective on a much studied era..

The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF American political scientist historian and culture critic of Julius ePUB ´ Parenti is most known for his criticism of capitalism and American foreign policyHe holds a doctorate from Yale University.

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  • Stuart

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeHow much did I like this book Enough to go on and slap the daylights out of idiot negative reviewers 4 years after the fact That's how muchI should precede this review with the confession that I've been obsessive


  • Mike

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeThis book is one of the best most eye opening books I've read in a long time It illuminates for me one of the mysteries that has long puzzled me the assassination of Julius Caesar His death never really made sense to me in the context of the civil fighting that went on before and after him Most people will say Caesar was killed because he was


  • Anndra Dunn

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeThe Assassination of Julius Caesar piued my interest when I listened to Parenti’s talk on the subject on youtube here and the book was definitely an interesting read It’s an attempt to construct a ‘People’s History’ of classical Rome setting Caesar in a tradition of reformist populares rather than the typical Ciceronian reading of him as a power hungry dictator It is in fact a direct attack on those Parenti describes as ‘gentleman historians’ – a tradition of history written by the ruling class which he identifies as going right back to the Roman era itself In fact the book could have been given the alternative title of The Character Assassination of Marcus Tullius Cicero; Parenti is relentless in critiue of Cicero and it’s a blast to


  • Rade

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome“Domestic peace and union were the natural conseuences of the moderate and comprehensive policy embraced by the Romans The obedience of the Roman world was uniform voluntary and The vast extent of the Roman empire was governed by absolute power under the guidance of virtue and wisdom “This description is missing few pieces most notably Rome being built on sacked cities slaughtered villages shattered armies enslaved prisoners raped women plundered lands burned crops and population that has been overly taxed The above part is the part that is widely ignored by many scholars A lot of times the people who write about this kind of history tend to embellish it to take sides with those who were in power If a person is well off they will not talk about the lower class or even praise their will to live and fight for righteousness No the


  • Utku

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeEven before reading this book I always thought Cato and Cicero to be self serving hypocrites This book reinforced my admiration of Caesar as a historical character Beautifully written Highly recommended


  • Ben

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeThis book focuses on the history leading up to Julius Caesar's assassination and in particular the reformers starting from the Gracchi's and the Roman Senate's consistent violent suppression of any attempts at reformParenti does two things very well First he points out the hypocrisy of ancient Roman writers particularly Cicero and how they claimed to be preserving the Republic when in fact they were merely preserving their own wealth and power It is very important to keep this in mind when reading the ancient texts because as Parenti points out we don't have any other point of view Parenti also takes to task modern classicists and their embracing of the opinions and values of the ancient oligarchs buying into the idea that the Roman Senate was fighting for anything larger than itselfHowever there were some ways that this book failed for me First while Pa


  • Paul Rhodes

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeFor all those reluctant teenage classicists who hated Cicero as an arrogant blowhard and loved Antony for killing him this is the book for you Parenti begs to differ with the standard view that men like Cicero and Cato were sober virtuous men who sought to preserve a constitutional republic against an insatiably violent ochlocracy Cicero Cato and their fellow optimates were simply rich fatcats who wanted the co


  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeCaesar used populist appeal to get power but I don't think he was much than a strongman who happened to be on Populares faction against the optimates I think he was just another ambitious man who wanted as much power as he could get To euate him as some kind of Bernie Sanders figure of the classical world is a stretch


  • Nicholas

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeA refreshing take on the story of Julius Caesar Parenti's thesis is one that's not traditionally told Caesar's assassination had less to do with tyrannicide than it did straight political assassination by a conservative group of Senators who sought to eliminate popular reform and maintain their socioeconomic and political hegemony over a burgeoning Roman imperial power I'm pretty thoroughly convinced that he's one hundred percent correct As evidence Parenti traces the longer history of tribunal reform attempts beginning with the Gracchus brothers placing Caesar's assassination in a larger context of attempts at land and citizenship reforms over two centuries When approached in that way a startling pattern emerges It seems that the Optimate faction of elites in Roman society have a dirty habit of using death suads to eliminate reforme


  • Ben Peyton

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient Rome Summary » eBook ePUB or Kindle PDF The Assassination of Julius Caesar A People's History of Ancient RomeThis book is the best book I've read all year I can't recommend it enough This book is written so well and is so concise and fair and powerful that I can't really think of another book like it that I've read It's the people's history of ancient Rome but I think it means a lot today Not to fall into cliches about how history repeats its self or anything but there are a couple of important points I will take away this work One it is a huge reminder that history like everything else is influenced by the class biases of those who write it It just so happens that those at the top of the class structure seem to be the ones who write history than anyone else Second class struggle is a not a new thing or a thing from the recent past it goes back all the way to the ancient past and those who fought it back then are just as important as those now I really found this to be an amazing book It might not be for everyone but I enjoyed it immensely