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Caesar

Life Of A Colossus

By Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor’s life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor’s 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 Caesar’s 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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2006

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0300120486


Format: Book
Author: Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith
Summary: Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, historian Goldsworthy covers not only Caesar's 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 a rebel condemned by his own country. Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character, places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C., and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later.--From publisher description.
Title: Caesar : life of a colossus / Adrian Goldsworthy.
Publisher Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006.
Subject: Caesar, Julius. Generals -- Rome -- Biography Heads of state -- Rome -- Biography Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Isbn: 0300120486 (alk. paper) 9780300120486 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith
Summary: Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, historian Goldsworthy covers not only Caesar's 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 a rebel condemned by his own country. Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character, places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C., and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later.--From publisher description.
Title: Caesar : life of a colossus / Adrian Goldsworthy.
Publisher, Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006.
Description: 583 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Caesar, Julius.
Subjects: Generals -- Rome -- Biography
Subjects: Heads of state -- Rome -- Biography
Subjects: Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 529-533) and index.
Contents: I: The rise to the consulship, 100-59 BC. Caesar's world ; Caesar's childhood ; The first dictator ; The young Caesar ; Candidate ; Conspiracy ; Scandal ; Consul -- II: Proconsul, 58-50 BC. Gaul ; Migrants and mercenaries : the first campaigns, 58 BC ; "The bravest of the Gaulish peoples" : the Belgae, 57 BC ; Politics and war : the conference of Luca ; "Over the waters" : the British and German expeditions, 55-54 BC ; Rebellion, disaster and vengeance ; The man and the hour : Vercingetorix and the great revolt, 52 BC ; "All Gaul is conquered" -- III: Civil war and dictatorship, 49-44 BC. The road to the Rubicon ; Blitzkrieg : Italy and Spain, winter-autumn, 49 BC ; Macedonia, November 49-August 48 BC ; Cleopatra, Egypt and the East, autumn 48-summer 47 BC ; Africa, September 47-June 46 BC ; Dictator, 46-44 BC ; The Ides of March -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Glossary.
LCCN: 2006922060
ISBN: 0300120486 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780300120486 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 937.05092 Gol