Monday, March 15, 2010

Beware the Ides of March!

Cave Idus Martias! Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 B.C. To commemorate the day, you can read:

1. Caesar's Gallic Wars

2. Caesar's Civil War

3. The short biography of Caesar in Suetonius' The Twelve Caesars

4. Philip Freeman's biography, Julius Caesar (2009)

5. Valerio Massimo Manfredi's The Ides of March (an Italian historical novel, published in translation this year in a nice Europa paperback)

6. Thornton Wilder's The Ides of March (an American historical novel)

7. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

And much, much more.

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