Nov 14, 2022
Caesar, Cato, and How Partisanship Destroyed the Republic with Josiah Osgood
Historians often point to the similarities between Rome and America. Both are republics. One fell and the other appears to be on its way. How much did partisan politics impact the demise of the Roman Republic? Josiah Osgood, historian and author of “Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic,” joins the podcast to discuss how two great and influential politicians ruined a really good thing.
Josiah Osgood is Professor of Classics at Georgetown University. He has published several books including, Caesar's Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire (Cambridge, 2006), Turia: A Roman Woman's Civil War (Oxford, 2014), Rome and the Making of a World State, 150 BCE - 20 CE (Cambridge, 2018), How to Stop a Conspiracy: An Ancient Guide to Saving a Republic by Sallust; and his latest Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic.
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