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Antony Kamm, "Julius Caesar: A Life"
Routledge | 2006-08-31 | ISBN: 0415364159 | 172 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB
Julius Caesar was a brilliant politician who became sole ruler of a Roman Empire increased in size by his own military exploits. As a military strategist he never lost a campaign; he was also a considerable speaker and historical writer. A lavish spender, who at the outset of his career was often hugely in debt, he had by his death amassed by various means a personal fortune estimated as equal to one-seventh of the entire Roman treasury. His influence was profound and his sexual habits were the scandal of the age.
Antony Kamm provides a fresh account, for the general reader and the student, of his life, set against the historical, political, and social background of the times, with new translations from classical sources. Julius Caesar also features key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Catiline, Pompey, Cato, Crasssus, Clodius, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius, who became emperor Augustus, Calpurnius Piso and his daughter Calpurnia (Caesar's wife), and Cleopatara, as well as the named and unnamed warriors who fought for or against him and politicians who supported or opposed him. For those people interested in the end of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire, and the great figures of Roman history, this new look at an extraordinary man will be indispensable.
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