July 12, 2022

How Greatness Destroyed Julius Caesar | Aristotle & Magnanimity

Video Title: How Greatness Destroyed Julius Caesar | Aristotle & Magnanimity. Source: Memoria Press. Date Published: May 17, 2022. Description: 

Gaius Julius Caesar changed the world. How, you might ask? The infamous dictator of the Roman empire and champion of the plebs, lived in greatness and died because of it. But, what can we learn about virtue from the life and death of this Roman dictator? Aristotle described the virtue of magnanimity as "the adornment of virtues," a phrase that epitomizes the early life of Julius Caesar. In this mini - documentary on Ancient Rome, we explore the the philosophy and ethics of magnanimity, the events that created Caesar's rise to power, and why greatness destroyed him through his preemptive assassination.