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    Julius Caesar (Paperback) By (author) Orlando W Qualley Chair of Classical Languages and Chair of the Classics Department Philip Freeman

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    DescriptionMore than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip Freeman describes in this fascinating new biography, Caesar was also a brilliant orator, an accomplished writer, a skilled politician, and much more. Julius Caesar was a complex man, both hero and villain. He possessed great courage, ambition, honor, and vanity. Born into a noble family that had long been in decline, he advanced his career cunningly, beginning as a priest and eventually becoming Rome's leading general. He made alliances with his rivals and then discarded them when it suited him. He was a spokesman for the ordinary people of Rome, who rallied around him time and again, but he profited enormously from his conquests and lived opulently. Eventually he was murdered in one of the most famous assassinations in history. Caesar's contemporaries included some of Rome's most famous figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero as well as the young politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's legendary romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra still fascinates us today. In this splendid biography, Freeman presents Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With remarkable clarity and brevity, Freeman shows how Caesar dominated a newly powerful Rome and shaped its destiny. This book will captivate readers discovering Caesar and ancient Rome for the first time as well as those who have a deep interest in the classical world.


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    Title
    Julius Caesar
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Orlando W Qualley Chair of Classical Languages and Chair of the Classics Department Philip Freeman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 405
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743289542
    ISBN 10: 0743289544
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BG, JW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    DC22: 937.05092
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO006000
    DC21: 937.05092
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    LC classification: DG261 .F784 2009
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    14 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Elegant, learned, and compulsively readable, "Julius Caesar" moves from broad sweep to brilliant detail. Freeman triumphantly tells the story of one of history's greatest and most terrible figures. He is as knowledgeable about Cleopatra's Alexandria as he is about Celtic tribes, and he writes about the Roman Senate with the assurance of an insider." -- Barry Strauss, author of "The Trojan War" and Professor of History and Classics, Cornell University