Welcome to The Rise of The Roman Empire podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This eighth episode looks at Julius Caesar. One of the greatest military generals in history, he conquered most of Europe, for Rome. He was once kidnapped by pirates, invaded the land of Britons, had a love affair with Cleopatra and started a bloody civil war that effectively ended the Roman Republic and started the age of the Emperors. In this episode, you will learn about his family and his many military campaigns. Why he laid siege to Rome itself. The ensuing civil war and how and why he was assassinated.
Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks