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Stephen Dando-Collins has published another book on ancient Rome, this time he claims to "clear away the twaddle that surrounds Julius Caesar" and the fall of the Roman Republic.

The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome (Hardcover)
~ Stephen Dando-Collins (Author)
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Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Wiley (February 8, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470425237
ISBN-13: 978-0470425237

If the Publisher's Weekly review is to be trusted then Dando-Collins clearly supports the thesis that Caesar was a tyrant and the Senatorial conspirators were true patriots acting on behalf of the people. However, "thanks to the scheming of Marc Antony and the fickleness of the crowds, Brutus, Cassius, and others were forced to flee the city."


Dando-Collins' reputation as a historian of ancient Rome proceeds him, and this book is unlikely to enhance it.

I hold to the view of Caesar and his assassination as put forth by Michael Parenti, though if that is too radical for some, I would think reading Goldsworthy's biography of Caesar to be a far better expenditure of one's time and energy.

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I'm sure people will buy this book, and probably argue over it, too.
Right, I once tolerated this mans writings, but to call GJC a tyrant is too much! Too much I say!
This is tantamont to violence! Confusedhock: To stab a man when he is down and unable to defend himself is beyond the pale!
There seems to be a trend in writers these days to knock the great man. Must be fashionable....... :roll: