A Book Analysis Guide: the Assassination of Julius Caesar by Michael Parenti
Points to Examine, must examine BOTH SETS OF POINTS:
Points to Examine
1. Examine the term â€œGentlemenâ€™s Historyâ€: How has â€œGentlemenâ€™s Historyâ€ affected our understanding of the key events surrounding, and our conceptions of the career of Julius Caesar, and about his allies, and his adversaries? In this vein, examine Dr.Parentiâ€™s own treatment of Cicero as an example illustrating all aspects of Gentlemenâ€™s History he examines.
2. How does Dr. Parentiâ€™s examination of â€œGentlemenâ€™s Historyâ€ shed light on socio-political realities in our own day? Drawing upon your text, how has â€œGentlemenâ€™s Historyâ€ been used by current ideological, economic and political elites to preserve unequal and exploitive socio-political and socio-economic arrangements through history, and how do they continue doing so today? How do these elites resort to â€œGentlemenâ€™s Historyâ€ to discredit, undermine, or otherwise neutralize opposing arguments and interpretations?