Caesar: Life of a Colossus

By | January 11, 2018
Caesar: Life of a Colossus Author Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN-10 0300126891
ISBN-13 9780300126891
Year 2008-01-28
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher Yale University Press
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Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperors life Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperors 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 Caesars character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later In the introduction to his biography of the great Roman emperor Adrian Goldsworthy writes 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 Caesar as military leader all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B C

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