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    DescriptionTracing 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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    Life of a Colossus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Research Fellow Adrian Goldsworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 583
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300126891
    ISBN 10: 0300126891

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    DC22: 937.05092
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC21: 937.05092
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Adrian Goldsworthy read history at Oxford and is the author of "The Roman Army at War," "The Punic Wars," and other books about the ancient world. He lives in Wales.
    Review quote
    "It gives me great pleasure to give "Caesar" the strongest possible recommendation.  Caesar was a complex character living in confusing times, but Adrian Goldsworthy tackles the subject with a vigor, thoroughness and clarity of purpose that the great man  himself would have approved of."-Philip Sidnell, Editor, Ancient and Medieval History Book Club (London)