In today’s episode, Coyle and Jordan offer the second episode of our occasional series looking at Roman politics. They turn their attention to the collapse of the Republic, beginning with the Punic Wars and ending with the death of Julius Caesar. Why did this happen and what might it mean of us?
Books mentioned in the Episode:
- The Death of Caesar, Barry Strauss
- Sallust’s writings
- Caesar’s Gallic Wars and Civil Wars
- Roman Realities, Finley Hooper
- Everything by Adrian Goldsworthy, but especially Caesar: Life of a Colossus, Augustus: First Emperor of Rome, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Punic Wars.
- From the Gracchi to Nero, H.H. Scullard.
- The Roman Revolution, Ronald Syme
- Caesar, Theodore Dodge (Also, his Alexander, Hannibal, Gustavus Adolphus, and Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia)
- Caesar: A Biography, Christian Meier
- Rubicon and Dynasty by Tom Holland
- First Man in Rome, Colleen McCullough