Cynthia Damon: BBC World Service, The Forum "The Rise and Fall of Julius Caesar"

From Caesar’s early steps on the political career ladder in ancient Rome, to his affair with Egypt’s Cleopatra and his assassination by his colleagues, Bridget Kendall and guests discuss the action-packed life of this leader and writer whose legacy lives on, more than 2,000 years after his birth.

Bridget is joined by Cynthia Damon, Luca Grillo and Matthew Nicholls. Plus, Miryana Dimitrova introduces Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.  Listen or download here.

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