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Julius Caesar Superstar or Supervillain?

3 years, 12 months ago Blog Posts, Caesar Comments Off on Julius Caesar Superstar or Supervillain?

1. Tragedy as Policy Shakespeare was no historian. In Julius Caesar, he moves people and events around as he pleases to serve his story, not a slavish recreation of scholarship’s best guess at the facts. Shakespeare understood that we have history to tell us what happened and art to tell us how it felt. For a tragedian, the fatal contradictions of the period have an irresistible draw. Republican Rome brought the whole world to heel only to consume itself. The republican […]

Did you know…

4 years ago Blog Posts, Caesar Comments Off on Did you know…

Fun Fact of the Day: “On the way across the Aegean Sea, Caesar was kidnapped by pirates and held prisoner. He maintained an attitude of superiority throughout his captivity. When the pirates thought to demand a ransom of twentytalents of silver, he insisted they ask for fifty. After the ransom was paid, Caesar raised a fleet, pursued and captured the pirates, and imprisoned them. He had them crucified on his own authority, as he had promised while in captivity—a promise the pirates had taken as a joke. […]