Caesar (Paperback)
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Paperback 704 Pages / Published: 03/05/2007
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The story of one of the most brilliant, flamboyant and historically important men who ever lived.

From the very beginning, Caesar's story makes dazzling reading. In his late teens he narrowly avoided execution for opposing the military dictator Sulla. He was decorated for valour in battle, captured and held to ransom by pirates, and almost bankrupted himself by staging games for the masses.
As a politician, he quickly gained a reputation as a dangerously ambitious maverick. By his early 30s he had risen to the position of Consul, and was already beginning to dominate the Senate. His affairs with noblewomen were both frequent and scandalous.

His greatest skill, outside the bedroom, was as a military commander. In a string of spectacular victories he conquered all of Gaul, invaded Germany, and twice landed in Britain - an achievement which in 55BC was greeted with a public euphoria comparable to that generated by the moon landing in 1969. In just thirty years he had risen from a position of virtual obscurity to become one of the richest men in the world, with the power single-handedly to overthrow the Republic. By his death he was effectively emperor of most of the known world.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753821589
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 197 x 172 x 47 mm

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“Very informative”

I am in the process of applying to study Classics at University this coming September. I have read this book to give me some historical background into the life of probably Rome's most famous general. I have read... More

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“Absolutely Fascinating”

When I started reading this book, admittedly I did go into it with a vague idea about Julius Caesar due to other books such as Horrible Histories and just some general research on the internet. This book covers his... More

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gaiaouranos

“Well worth the read”

As a student of ancient history I found the book very informative.
Dr Goldsworthy's writing style is very engaging and easy to understand and I will definitely be reading his 'Augustus' and 'The... More

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