Julius Caesar: A Life

Julius Caesar: A Life


By (author) Antony Kamm

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415411211
  • ISBN 13: 9780415411219
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps

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This is a fresh account of Julius Caesar - the brilliant politician and intriguing figure who became sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar examines key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius (emperor Augustus), Calpurnia and Cleopatra, as well as the unnamed warriors who fought for and against him, and politicians who supported and opposed him. Including new translations from classical sources, Antony Kamm sets Caesar's life against the historical, political and social background of the times and addresses key issues: Did Caesar destroy the Republic? What was the legality of his position and the moral justifications of his actions How good a general was he? What was his relationship with Cleopatra? Why was he assassinated? What happened next? This is Caesar - the lavish spender, the military strategist, a considerable orator and historical writer, and probably the most influential figure of his time - in all his historical glory. Students of Rome and its figures will find this an enthralling, eye-opening addition to their course reading.

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Table of contents

List of Figures Lists of Plans and Charts Acknowledgements Map 1: Italy Map 2: The Mediterranean Map 3: Gaul and Southern Britain Map 4: Greece Prologue 1. The World of Republican Rome 2. The Man in the Making 100-73 BC 3. The Politician 73-63 BC 4. Praetor and Consul 62-59 BC 5. The General: Gaul and Britain 58-55 BC 6. The General: Britain to the Rubicon 54-49 BC 7. The Dictator: Civil War 49-48 BC 8. Egyptian Interlude 48-47 BC 9. The Dictator: Civil War 47-45 BC 10. The Ides of March 44 BC 11. Epilogue Genealogical chart of the family of Julius Caesar Simplified genealogical chart of the emperors from Augustus to Nero Table of Dates Principal Sources Index