GNN Podcast: JULIUS CAESAR AND THE RISE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

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The rise and fall of Julius Caesar is sometimes packaged like a cautionary tale for would-be dictators, the moral of the story asserting that one tyrant cannot replace democracy without getting a well-deserved stab in the back. While Caesar was indisputably a dictator, Rome suffered from a weak central government and self-interested senators prior to and during Caesar’s ascendancy, but interestingly, because he was murdered more…

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