The tale of an ambitious power-grab that turned to tyranny. How Julius Caesar dismantled five centuries of ancient Roman democracy in just 16 years.
Born into a family of modest means, Julius Caesar was related to the most influential men of his time, such as his uncle Gaius Marius who was instrumental in his political career.
Although under his rule, the republic experienced a short period of prosperity, some senators saw Caesar as a tyrant ambitious to restore the Roman monarchy.
Costume designer: Julie Elgar.
We thank Julie for the trust she placed in Peris for the costume selection of this project, which premieres the first episode tonight on iplayer.