Caesar: Life of a Colossus / Edition 1

Caesar: Life of a Colossus / Edition 1

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by Adrian Goldsworthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300120486

ISBN-13: 9780300120486

Pub. Date: 09/18/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

"Caius Julius Caesar remains the most famous Roman ever to have lived. Charismatic leader of men, serial seducer of women, he was also both a brilliant politician and a military genius capable of some of the most spectacular victories in history. One of the single most important men of his era, his rise to power continues to provoke as strong reactions amongst…  See more details below

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"Caius Julius Caesar remains the most famous Roman ever to have lived. Charismatic leader of men, serial seducer of women, he was also both a brilliant politician and a military genius capable of some of the most spectacular victories in history. One of the single most important men of his era, his rise to power continues to provoke as strong reactions amongst historians as it did amongst his contemporaries." In this new biography, Adrian Goldsworthy places Caesar within the broad canvas of the Mediterranean world in which he lived, describing the rich but turbulent society that produced the man. Written exclusively from contemporary sources, it is the first work for more than a generation to bring together all aspects of Caesar's character - the politician, the general and the man - into a single, definitive volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300120486
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/18/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

IThe rise to the consulship, 100-59 BC10
1Caesar's world10
2Caesar's childhood30
3The first dictator48
4The young Caesar61
5Candidate82
6Conspiracy109
7Scandal130
8Consul152
IIProconsul, 58-50 BC184
9Gaul184
10Migrants and mercenaries : the first campaigns, 58 BC205
11'The bravest of the Gaulish peoples' : the Belgae, 57 BC233
12Politics and war : the converence of Luca253
13'Over the waters' : the British and German expeditions, 55-54 BC269
14Rebellion, disaster and vengeance293
15The man and the hour : Vercingetorix and the great revolt, 52 BC315
16'All Gaul is conquered'343
IIICivil war and dictatorship, 49-44 BC358
17The road to the Rubicon358
18Blitzkrieg : Italy and Spain, winter-autumn, 49 BC380
19Macedonia, November 49-August 48 BC405
20Cleopatra, Egypt and the East, autumn 48-Summer 47 BC432
21Africa, September 47-June 46 BC448
22Dictator, 46-44 BC468
23The Ides of March490

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