Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

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"More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" - not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip Freeman describes in this fascinating new biography, Caesar was also a brilliant orator, an accomplished writer, a skilled politician, and much more." "In this biography, Freeman presents Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With remarkable clarity and brevity, Freeman shows how Caesar dominated a newly powerful Rome and shaped its destiny. This book will captivate readers discovering Caesar and ancient Rome for the first time as well as those who have a deep interest in the classical world."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780743289535
Branch Call Number: 937.05092 CAESA FRE
Characteristics: 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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ChristchurchLib Jul 24, 2016

July 12, 101 BCE. Roman leader Julius Caesar was not only a brilliant military leader: he was a writer, orator, and masterful politician. In this absorbing biography, Classics scholar Philip Freeman offers a lively, comprehensive portrait of the man whose name came to mean "emperor" in several languages. While Julius Caesar's willingness to risk the disapproval of the Roman ruling class led ultimately to his death, his innovative political tactics left an indelible mark on Roman history and the history of the Western world.

Mar 25, 2016

An excellent biography of Julius Caesar. Written in an engaging, interesting way, this books covers Caesar's life very well. Perfect for the absolute beginner or the history buff. The greatness of this man is really fascinating and inspiring.

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