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The last assassin : the hunt for the killers of Julius Caesar, Peter Stothard

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The last assassin : the hunt for the killers of Julius Caesar
Title
The last assassin
Title remainder
the hunt for the killers of Julius Caesar
Statement of responsibility
Peter Stothard
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Language
eng
Summary
Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential periods in history, Caesar's adopted son, Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, exacted vengeance on the assassins of the Ides of March, not only on Brutus and Cassius, immortalized by Shakespeare, but all the others too, each with his own individual story. The last assassin left alive was one of the lesser-known: Cassius Parmensis was a poet and sailor who chose every side in the dying Republic's civil wars except the winning one, a playwright whose work was said to have been stolen and published by the man sent to kill him. Parmensis was in the back row of the plotters, many of them Caesar's friends, who killed for reasons of the highest political principles and lowest personal piques. For fourteen years he was the most successful at evading his hunters but has been barely a historical foot note--until now. The Last Assassin dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a history of a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge, and survival
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10929851
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ORK
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Stothard, Peter
Dewey number
937.05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Caesar, Julius
  • Conspiracies
  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
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the hunt for the killers of Julius Caesar
Label
The last assassin : the hunt for the killers of Julius Caesar, Peter Stothard
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780197523353
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1204618467
  • (OCoLC)1204618467
Label
The last assassin : the hunt for the killers of Julius Caesar, Peter Stothard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780197523353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1204618467
  • (OCoLC)1204618467

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