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Caesar is Dead

Jack Lindsay

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The Ides of March, 44 BC.Julius Caesar has brought stability to Rome and now must die.According to the conspirators, his closest friends, he has corrupted the political system and is ruling the city as a tyrant.But who or what will fill the powerMoreThe Ides of March, 44 BC.Julius Caesar has brought stability to Rome and now must die.According to the conspirators, his closest friends, he has corrupted the political system and is ruling the city as a tyrant.But who or what will fill the power vacuum after he is gone?As different factions of the Roman aristocracy scheme to take control, while the lower classes rage against the loss of their savior figure, Rome is careering towards another civil war.Marcus Brutus is deeply conflicted about his part in the assassination.But the mob is unwilling to forgive such an underhanded betrayal of their hero, even if it was performed with the noblest of intentions.Marcus Antonius, fiercely loyal to Caesar and a consummate soldier, is out of his depth in the shadowy world of political intrigue.His ambitious and manipulative wife Fulvia, however, is pushing him to take control.Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and Caesar’s lover, finds her position in Rome very precarious without his protection.Moreover her son by Caesar has not been legally acknowledged and she needs Marcus Antonius on her side ...‘Caesar is Dead’ masterfully blends fact and fiction, providing a sweeping and imaginative view of the fallout of Caesar’s murder across a cross-section of Roman society.‘Elegant and engaging… a tour de force’ - Richard Foreman, author of the best-selling ‘Swords of Rome’ series.Jack Lindsay (1900-90) was the son of a well-known Australian artist, Norman Lindsay. He took first class honours in Latin and Greek at Queensland University, and came to England in 1926, where he worked as a translator, editor and novelist. His books include ‘The Normans and Their World’, ‘Leisure and pleasure in Roman Egypt’, ‘Last days with Cleopatra’ and ‘Rome For Sale’.Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.