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Adam Andrews

Adam Andrews is director of Center For Lit and a homeschooling father of six. He and is wife Missy are the authors of Teaching the Classics: a Socratic Method for Literary Education, which presents a step-by-step method for teaching literature in grades K-12. Center For Lit offers curriculum materials and support for parents, teachers and readers at http://www.centerforlit.com">www.centerforlit.com

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and the Spirit of the Age

At a crucial moment in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, protagonist Brutus bemoans the “spirit of the age,” a disposition toward tyranny that allows Caesar to assume the power of a king over Rome’s erstwhile republic. Brutus and his friends conspire to defeat this insidious evil by murdering Caesar and restoring popular government to Rome. As modern …

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