"Not Some Cheap Murder": Caesar's Assassination

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRome, Season One
Subtitle of host publicationHistory Makes Television
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405167765
StatePublished - Mar 23 2009


  • "Not Some Cheap Murder" - Caesar's assassination
  • A cheap assassination? - ABC's Empire
  • Ancient narratives describing death of Caesar
  • Assassination - depicted as a series of intercuts in Rome
  • Brutus' political choices - Episode 3 to 11
  • HBO-BBC series Rome - depoliticizing assassination - using story arc and cinematic technique
  • Little display of political nuancing in Empire
  • Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - assassination and climax of Shakespeare's piece
  • Xena - Warrior Princess, crucifixion of Xena at Season Four
  • Xena's crucifixion and Caesar's assassination - a blow against karmic regression for humanity

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  • General Arts and Humanities

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