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The Getty: “The Ides of March: The Context and Consequences of Caesar’s Death”

March 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

March 15, the Ides of March, is forever associated with the assassination of Julius Caesar by senators hoping to preserve the Roman Republic. The aftermath was not what they had hoped. On the anniversary of the Ides in 2021, explore with Roman historians Edward Watts and Stefan Chrissanthos the political rise, gruesome death, and lasting legacy of the famous dictator. Learn about Caesar, the polarizing politics of Rome, and the lessons the past still offers for republics today.
Free | Advance sign-up required
Image: The Death of Julius Caesar (detail), 1806, Vincenzo Camuccini. Oil on canvas. National Museum of Capodimonte. Naples, Italy.