Brutus: The Noble Conspirator
- Biographies & Memoirs, The Ancient World
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The assassin's plight
Conspirator and assassin, philosopher and statesman, promoter of peace and commander in war, Marcus Brutus was a controversial and enigmatic man even to those who knew him. His leading role in the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, 44 BC, immortalized his name forever, but the verdict on his act remains out to this day. Was Brutus wrong to kill his friend and benefactor, or was he right to place his duty to country ahead of personal obligations?
Kathryn Tempest sheds provocative new light on the personal and political struggles Brutus faced. As the details emerge-from his correspondence with Cicero to the aristocratic values that held sway in his time-Brutus emerges from legend, revealed to us more surely than ever before.
About the Author
Kathryn Tempest is senior lecturer in Latin literature and Roman history, University of Roehampton. She is the author of Cicero: Politics and Persuasion in Ancient Rome and co-editor (with Christos Kremmydas) of Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||November 21, 2017|