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From the Consulship to the Ides: Julius Caesar and the Fall of the Roman Republic 59–44B.C. – GETTY VILLA

Sat Mar 14th, 2020 at 3:00PM

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 3 pm


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Gaius Julius Caesar—a lawyer, politician, general, author, and eventually dictator—had a tremendous impact on the course of Roman history. Yet his ascent to the dictatorship through political intrigue, violence, and civil war helped to bring about the ultimate destruction of the free republic. Historian Stefan Chrissanthos discusses Caesar’s dramatic rise and sudden fall, and his prominent role in the collapse of the Roman Republic. He considers Roman political history, and Caesar’s career in particular, as a cautionary tale, one that can provide a clear warning of the similar dangers that threaten all republics throughout history.

This lecture is the first in a two-part series on Caesar. Get tickets to the March 15, 2020 lecture.

Stefan G. “Steve” Chrissanthos is lecturer in the department of history at UC Riverside. He received his bachelor of arts in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his masters and doctorate from the University of Southern California. He recently published the book The Year of Julius and Caesar: 59 B.C. and the Transformation of the Roman Republic, and his articles have appeared in periodicals such as Historia and the Journal of Roman Studies. Chrissanthos has contributed many chapters to anthologies; the latest was published in the Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World.

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