Julius Caesar and the Pirates’ Ransom

Julius Caesar came of age in a Rome where severed heads hung in the Rostra, bodies choked the Tiber, and murderous mobs stalked the streets. Even at 16, this was Caesar’s element.

And by 30, he’d stood up to a terrifying dictator, got kidnapped by pirates, and made a career out of prosecuting powerful governors for corruption. Not to mention had an epic quarter-life crisis.

Most stories about Caesar’s life don’t start at the beginning. But this one does. Find out how Caesar became Caesar. Get the show notes here.

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