"This, the trial of the millennium, held only two millennia late, was organized by the charity Classics for All. ... The witnesses included Virgil, Plutarch and Shakespeare.
"Caesar’s death on the Ides of March 44 BC from multiple stab wounds inflicted by a band of men that included Brutus and Cassius precipitated further bloodshed, and ultimately the rise of Augustus. The question at the heart of the trial was whether Caesar’s death was necessary. Was it murder, or was it justifiable homicide?"
Monday, November 14, 2016
Brutus et Cassius absolvuntur!
Daisy Dunn at the Times Literary Supplement.