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History - Shakespeare vs. History - Julius Caesar

Kent Adult Education
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2 hours
16 GBP
Tonbridge
Professional Training

Course description

History - Shakespeare vs. History - Julius Caesar: This course will allow you to explore the truth and the fiction surrounding this renowned Roman general and statesman and the assassination which ended his life. We will compare ShakespeareÆs Caesar with the Caesar as described by his contemporaries (and more modern biographers) and look at his role as warlord and dictator in an attempt to assess whether or not his legendary reputation is deserved. We will also look at the assassination from the point of view of the conspirators, considering their motives and aspirations and what happened to them afterwards. By evaluating primary evidence as well as modern historical analysis of this period, you will be able to challenge common interpretations and possible misconceptions about this fabled event in ancient history., , At the end of this course, you should be able to:, Identify Julius caesarÆs pivotal role at the end of the Roman Republic and in transition to imperial rule, Discuss various representations of Julius Caesar throughout history, Evaluate reasons for, and consequences of, his assassination in 44 BC, Assess CaesarÆs enduring legacy upon Roman and European history , , Richard Marsden is a classicist, linguist and amateur historian who has been tutoring History and Latin courses for Kent Adult Education for 9 years., , ,

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anyone interested in History is welcome. Please note there will be some reading in this course., ,

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No Qualification

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Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education provides an extensive programme of courses aiming to meet the varied needs and interests of Kent communities. This summary sets out the ways in which Kent Adult Education will deliver learning opportunities to fulfil the purpose and...


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