Tag «Julius Caesar»

The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

In the summer of the year 46 B.C.E., Julius Caesar returned to the city of Rome as a victorious general. All of his military opposition had been squashed, and all of his enemies, save for Labienus and a couple of Pompey’s sons, had either been killed or forced into submission. This precise moment, when Caesar …

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 …

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar began with a meeting between three men. Cassius Longinus, Marcus Brutus, and Decimus Brutus. Cassius, Brutus, and Decimus. Cassius was an experienced soldier and general. A decade earlier he fought the Parthians under Crassus. After Crassus’s humiliating defeat, Cassius rallied the survivors and successfully defended Syria against a Parthian …

The Real Reason Cleopatra Killed Herself

The Real Reason Cleopatra Killed Herself

In the annals of world history the story of Cleopatra VII stands among the most fascinating tales ever told. Admired for her divine beauty and her unconquerable intelligence, as well as famous for her relationships with the Roman generals Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, the name Cleopatra is forever written into the fabric of the …

Caesar as King? (45 to 44 B.C.E.)

Caesar as King? (45 to 44 B.C.E.)

Julius Caesar’s old friend Titus Labienus had been defeated. The Roman Civil War was officially over, and Spain had been pacified. After a few weeks of housekeeping, Caesar headed back to the capitol. On the road to Rome, he met up with Marc Antony, who at one time had served as Caesar’s political point-man. A …

History vs. Cleopatra – Alex Gendler

History vs. Cleopatra – Alex Gendler

“Order, order. So who do we have here?” “Your Honor, this is Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen whose lurid affairs destroyed two of Rome’s finest generals and brought the end of the Republic.” “Your Honor, this is Cleopatra, one of the most powerful women in history whose reign brought Egypt nearly 22 years of stability and …