The Last Assassin

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Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential periods in history, Caesar’s adopted son, Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, exacted vengeance on the assassins of the Ides of March. The last assassin left alive was one of the lesser-known, Cassius Parmensis, a poet and sailor who chose every side in the dying republic’s civil wars except the winning one, a playwright whose work was said to have been stolen and published by the man sent to kill him. This book charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a history of a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge and survival.

ISBN: 9781474613163 Author: Stothard, Peter Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Publication Date: 14th October 2021 Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Cover: Paperback Dewey: 937.05092 (edition:23) Pages: 288 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘A gripping history’ Mary Beard
‘A political thriller, and a human story that astonishes’ Hilary Mantel
‘Atmospheric and gripping, and [his] scholarship is impeccable’ Greg Woolf

Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers.

THE LAST ASSASSIN dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge and survival.

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