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038 - Stubborn Nags of Ancient Rome, Part XIV

Season 1, Ep. 38

Julius Caesar was finally ready to put an end to that pesky civil war.


His best legions had mutinied while he was away in Egypt consorting with Queen Cleopatra. He had left Rome in the hands of less-capable surrogates for about a year, which gave the remaining Republican resistance time and space to fortify the North African city of Utica, under the careful management of Cato the Younger.


Caesar had had enough. It was time to finish this once and for all.

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