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This week, the Truth Perspective interviews Tom Stevenson, author of the new book, Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic. We discuss the life and times of Julius Caesar - Rome, religion, politics and war - and look at the question: Did Caesar really aspire to tyranny from a young age? Or ever? What was Caesar really like, and are portrayals of him in history books and fiction really accurate?
Tom is currently Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research focus is on the politics and ideology of the late Roman Republic and early Empire, the careers of Cicero and Caesar, and he is currently working on a book on the history and significance of the Roman emperor as Pater Patriae (father of the fatherland).
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