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Caesar

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Caesar by Adrian Goldsworthy
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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. 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 to single-handedly overthrow the Republic. By his death he was effectively emperor of most of the known world.

Author Biography

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, The Roman Army at War was recognised by John Keegan, the general Editor of The History of Warfare, as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has since written five other books, to great acclaim.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
15 Maps
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
704
Dimensions
172x197x47
ISBN-13
9780753821589
Product ID
1654043

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