The Ides of March came early to the Library.
On March 13th the Friends presented noted storyteller Sebastian Lockwood relating the tale of "Caesar: The Man From Venus”.
Lockwood introduced his audience to Julius Caesar as he grows up in a Rome that is between civil wars. He presented the powerful women who helped him become the figure we are familiar with. Women were so important in Caesar’s life because he claimed descent from the goddess Venus.
Lockwood traced Caesar’s rise to power in Rome, followed his many adventures including his well-documented time in Gaul, and helped us see him defeat Pompey to become the most powerful man in his world.
Finally, we saw the great man brought down by 23 daggers that allow his chosen heir, Ocatvian, to succeed him.