Rubicon

By | July 2, 2017
Rubicon Author Tom Holland
ISBN-10 1400078970
ISBN-13 9781400078974
Year 2005-03-08
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire 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 Hollands enthralling account tells the story of Caesars 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

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