Caesar: Life of a Colossus (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2008 - History - 592 pages
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As Adrian Goldsworthy writes in the introduction to this book, "in his fifty-six years, 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 all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.
Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, 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 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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I THE RISE TO THE CONSULSHIP 10059 BC
9
Part II PROCONSUL 5850 BC
183
Part III CIVIL WAR AND DICTATORSHIP 4944 BC
357
Epilogue
512
Chronology
520
Glossary
524
Bibliography of Works Cited
529
Abbreviations
534
Notes
535
Index
565
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