Caesar Life of a Colossus

ISBN-10: 0300126891
ISBN-13: 9780300126891
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Description: As Adrian Goldsworthy writes in the introduction to this book, "in his fifty-six years, Caesar was at times many things, including a fugitive, prisoner, rising politician, army leader, legal advocate, rebel, dictator . . . as well as husband,  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

As Adrian Goldsworthy writes in the introduction to this book, "in his fifty-six years, Caesar was at times many things, including a fugitive, prisoner, rising politician, army leader, legal advocate, rebel, dictator . . . as well as husband, father, lover and adulterer." In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C. Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, Goldsworthy covers not only Caesar's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and rebel condemned by his own country. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later.

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, including THE FALL OF THE WEST, CAESAR, IN THE NAME OF ROME, CANNAE and ROMAN WARFARE, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.Visit www.adriangoldsworthy.com for more information.

Acknowledgements
Map list
Introduction
The Rise to the Consulship, 100-59 BC
Caesar's World
Caesar's childhood
The First Dictator
The Young Caesar
Candidate
Conspiracy
Scandal
Consul
Proconsul, 58-50 BC
Gaul
Migrants and Mercenaries: The first campaigns, 58 BC
'The Bravest of the Gaulish Peoples': The Belgae, 57 BC
Politics and War: The Conference of Luca
'Over the Waters': The British and German Expeditions, 55-54 BC
Rebellion, Disaster and Vengeance
The Man and the Hour: Vercingetorix and the Great Revolt, 52 BC
'All Gaul is Conquered'
Civil War and Dictatorship, 49-44 BC
The Road to the Rubicon
Blitzkrieg: Italy and Spain, Winter-Autumn, 49 BC
Macedonia, November 49-August 48 BC
Cleopatra, Egypt and the East, Autumn 48-Summer 47 BC
Africa, September 47-June 46 BC
Dictator, 46-44 BC
The Ides of March
Epilogue
Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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