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Una carta auténtica de un soldado romano

Escrita en el siglo II por un joven llamado Apión, natural de un pueblo de Egipto. Se alistó en el ejército romano en Alejandría y se subió a un gran buque-transporte de tropas, que zarpó rumbo a Italia. El barco … Continue reading

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Why Did They Kill Caesar?

If Caesar was such a brilliant general and wise leader, why did they kill him? Because with his army he overthrew the Roman Republic and set himself up as dictator. Shakespeare, taking off on Plutarch’s biography, makes him into a … Continue reading

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How They Killed Cicero

Who killed him? The three leaders [triumviri] Octavian, Lepidus, and Anthony ordered his execution. But it was Anthony who hated him most. This is how the Roman historian Appian tells it: “Cicero…was condemned along with his son, his brother, his … Continue reading

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