True Stories and Tall Tales from the Ancient World

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  • Julius Caesar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    When Julius Caesar returned to Rome after his last military campaign, he had big plans. Plans like remaking Rome in the image of Alexandria—as a beacon of light and learning. Transforming the Roman calendar and enacting sweeping government reforms. Invading Parthia for some reason. And making himself Dictator for Life—and the next best thing to a king and god.

    But Caesar should have been more on his guard. Because, among the aristocracy, the plebeian class and his own friends and soldiers, a secret movement to assassinate him was building steam.

    Find out how it all went down. Get the show notes here.