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Caesar : Life of a Colossus.

Author: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, Boulder : NetLibrary, Incorporated [distributor] Jan. 2008 ;
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith.
Caesar : Life of a Colossus.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1900
Named Person: Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
ISBN: 9780300139198 0300139195 9780300120486 0300120486 1281729086 9781281729088
OCLC Number: 842270100
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Map List --
Introduction --
Part I. THE RISE TO THE CONSULSHIP 100�59 BC --
1 Caesar�s World --
2 Caesar�s Childhood --
3 The First Dictator --
4 The Young Caesar --
5 Candidate --
6 Conspiracy --
7 Scandal --
8 Consul --
Part II. PROCONSUL 58�50 BC --
9 Gaul --
10 Migrants and mercenaries: The First Campaigns, 58 BC --
11 �The Bravest of the Gaulish Peoples�: The Belgae, 57 BC --
12 Politics and War: the Conference of Luca --
13 �Over the waters�: The British and German Expeditions, 55� 54 BC 14 Rebellion, Disaster and Vengeance15 The Man and the Hour: Vercingetorix and the Great Revolt, 52 BC --
16 �All Gaul is Conquered� --
Part III. CIVIL WAR AND DICTATORSHIP 49�44 BC --
17 The Road to the Rubicon --
18 Blitzkrieg: Italy and Spain, Winter�Autumn, 49 BC --
19 Macedonia, November 49�August 48 BC --
20 Cleopatra, Egypt and the East, Autumn 48�Summer 47 BC --
21 Africa, September 47�June 46 BC --
22 Dictator, 46� 44 --
The Ides of March --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
Glossary --
Bibliography of Works Cited --
Abbreviations

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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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