Et tu, Julius?
A new investigation has yielded a startling verdict on history's most infamous murder. It states that Julius Caesar staged his own death. But why would he have wanted to die? Richard Girling investigates
Colonel Luciano Garofano, commander of the carabinieri's forensic investigation centre in Parma, stands below a seething roundabout in Rome. Even in uniform, he comes across as an improbable policeman - whippet-thin, bespectacled, with the soft-spoken, understated manner of an expensive obstetrician or philosophy don rather than a case-hardened mafia-hunter. The donnishness at least is not illusory: he lectures in forensic medicine at the University of Turin. But his curriculum vitae includes a portfolio of cases - Novi Ligure, Biagi, Cogne - that testify to a core of steel and put him in the premier league of European criminal investigators. Typical of his kind, he is persistent, almost manically thorough, and possessed of a cultivated instinct that always tells him when Something Is Wrong.
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Did Julius Caesar stage his own death?
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