Playwright Stalks Caesar, Cleopatra, Ptolemy, the Roman Navy, Good Weather, Free Beer and Wacky History
by Bruce Chadwick
It is a lot of fun, but nowhere near the true story. Cleo and Caesar did have a son and there were not a lot of storks flying about the Nile in those days.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Cavan W. Concannon
He made the drastic decision because he feared when his term of office was up he’d lose immunity and could be prosecuted for his crimes.
by Bruce Chadwick
Why is Julius Caesar, lover of power and Cleopatra, too, so wildly popular in 2015? The answer is the public’s fascination with his unique story, and a true story.
by Barry Strauss
Why he erred is simple: The dramatist was thinking about the footlights, not the footnotes.
The posters for “Spartacus: War of the Damned” promise that the newest batch of episodes will take viewers to the bitter end. But at last night’s premiere for the final season of the series, “Spartacus” creator Steven S. DeKnight was already thinking about the future.DeKnight told Speakeasy that some preliminary talks are already underway to possibly spinoff a series focusing on Gaius Julius Caesar, who in “Spartacus” is played by Australian actor Todd Lasance. “It’s in the early conversations of a possibility. Rob Tapert, my producing partner and I, we love this world we’ve created together, and we would love to spin it off in some direction with the same style and the same feel as the show. Caesar is definitely a strong possibility.”...
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