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dc.contributor.advisorHall, Jon
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Dean Anthony
dc.date.available2017-03-14T19:53:26Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationAlexander, D. A. (2017). Ultimus Romanorum: Cassius the Tyrannicide and Caesar’s Assassination (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7172en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7172
dc.description.abstractThis thesis represents the first monograph on Cassius the tyrannicide for almost a century, and the only one in English. It provides a detailed treatment of his career down to 44 BC, and, in particular, re-assesses Cassius’ role in Caesar’s assassination. It is organised into six chapters. Chapter One examines the problematic source tradition, which displays notable biases regarding Cassius. Chapter Two explores Cassius’ ancestry and family. And Chapters Three through Six assess Cassius’ life and career down to the assassination, focusing in particular on the following episodes: his service under Crassus and after Carrhae; his actions during the civil war between Caesar and Pompey; and his role in the conspiracy against Caesar. A series of Appendixes provide supplementary information on Cassius and his family. The thesis concludes that Cassius was the architect of the conspiracy against Caesar, and should be considered a Republican figure whose historical significance is equal to –if not more important than– Brutus’.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectCassius
dc.subjectCaesar
dc.subjectBrutus
dc.subjectCarrhae
dc.subjectEpicureanism
dc.subjecttyrannicide
dc.subjectcivil war
dc.subjectRoman history
dc.subjectLate Republic
dc.subjectCassii Longini
dc.subjectCaesar's assassination
dc.subjectRoman politics
dc.subjectbiography
dc.titleUltimus Romanorum: Cassius the Tyrannicide and Caesar's Assassination
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-03-14T07:53:12Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineClassics
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
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