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Caesar’s Funeral (44 B.C.E.)

Caesar’s Funeral (44 B.C.E.)

When a cabal of Roman Senators assassinated Julius Caesar on March 15th, 44 B.C.E., they were making a bet. They were betting that Caesar’s extraordinary tyrannical powers would die with him. They were betting that the Roman Republic was more resilient than any one man. Only time would tell if they were right. No spoilers. …

The Animated History of Italy | Part 1

The Animated History of Italy | Part 1

This video is kindly sponsored by the Great Courses Plus. Use the URL “TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Suibhne” to support the channel and receive a free trial membership. Romulus and Remus, warrior twins from the Latin tribe, founded a city on seven hills. Enraged by jealousy and blinded by ambition, Romulus killed his brother and named the city after …