Manage episode 337401375 series 2094124
We're on hiatus until September 22. Until then, enjoy this long, binge-able episode on Julius Caesar's early life.
Most accounts of Caesar's life start later on--such as during his time in Gaul or crossing the Rubicon. But his early life was just as fascinating; maybe even more so.
This is the Caesar who stood up to Sulla and refused to divorce his wife. The Caesar who made an early career of prosecuting corrupt governors to cement his cred as a populist--even as it made him powerful enemies. The Caesar who, when kidnapped by pirates, demanded they raise his ransom and spent his time in captivity hanging out on the beach and reading them bad poetry.
It's a fun, lighthearted introduction to Caesar's life before it takes its dark turn. We hope you enjoy.
Get ad-free episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/ancienthistoryfangirl
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices