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Great Lives Lecture Series: Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman

The University of Mary Washington's 2013 Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series begins Thursday, January 24, 7:30pm, with a lecture on Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman, author of Julius Caesar:

More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip Freeman describes in this fascinating new biography, Caesar was also a brilliant orator, an accomplished writer, a skilled politician, and much more. Julius Caesar was a complex man, both hero and villain. 

Find out more about this lecture on Mary Washington's web site.

All lectures in the university's Great Lives series are held in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall, and are free and open to the public.

Want to know more about Julius Caesar? Check out these library resources:

Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy
Covers the many accomplishments of this great emperor.

Caesar:  Politician and Statesman by Matthias Gelzer; translated by Peter Needham
Although this is an older book, it gives a great account of Caesar and the age in which he lived.

The Civil War:  50-48 BC by Julius Caesar (eAudiobook)
This downloadable audiobook describes the years of turmoil between 50 and 48 BC.

Julius Caesar:  A Life by Antony Kamm  (eBook)
An account of Julius Caesar’s life that not only focuses on him but the people and politicians that surround him.

Julius Caesar’s Rome produced by Greystone Communications for the History Channel (DVD)
A history of the great Roman Empire.