History's Most Famous Assassin
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Aram Bakshian Jr.

History, Europe

We may never know exactly what turned Brutus from one of Caesar’s most favored subordinates into a leading conspirator against him.

Kathryn Tempest, Brutus: The Noble Conspirator(New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017), 314 pp., $28.50.

ON A pleasant Sunday afternoon in the early 1980s, I was enjoying pre-brunch cocktails with a few friends in the ballroom of the old Townsend Mansion on Massachusetts Avenue (by then the long-time home of...


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