Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic

ISBN-10: 1400078970
ISBN-13: 9781400078974
Edition: 2003
Authors: Tom Holland
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Description: In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

Acknowledgements
List of Maps
Note on Proper Names
Preface
The Paradoxical Republic
The Sibyl's Curse
Luck Be a Lady
Return of the Native
Fame is the Spur
A Banquet of Carrion
The Debt to Pleasure
Triumvirate
The Wings of Icarus
World War
The Death of the Republic
Timeline
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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