Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Philip Freeman


greater than thousand years after his demise, Julius Caesar continues to be one of many nice figures of historical past. He formed Rome for generations, and his identify grew to become a synonym for "emperor" -- not just in Rome yet as distant as Germany and Russia. he's most sensible often called the overall who defeated the Gauls and doubled the dimensions of Rome's territories. yet, as Philip Freeman describes during this attention-grabbing new biography, Caesar used to be additionally a super orator, an comprehensive author, a talented flesh presser, and masses extra.

Julius Caesar was once a posh guy, either hero and villain. He possessed nice braveness, ambition, honor, and self-esteem. Born right into a noble kin that had lengthy been in decline, he complicated his occupation cunningly, starting as a clergyman and finally changing into Rome's best basic. He made alliances along with his opponents after which discarded them while it appropriate him. He used to be a spokesman for the standard humans of Rome, who rallied round him again and again, yet he profited vastly from his conquests and lived opulently. ultimately he used to be murdered in a single of the main well-known assassinations in background.

Caesar's contemporaries incorporated a few of Rome's most renowned figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero in addition to the younger politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's mythical romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra nonetheless fascinates us this day.

during this most suitable biography, Freeman offers Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With striking readability and brevity, Freeman indicates how Caesar ruled a newly strong Rome and formed its future. This ebook will captivate readers learning Caesar and historical Rome for the 1st time in addition to those that have a deep curiosity within the classical global.

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