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Caesar : life of a colossus, Adrian Goldsworthy

Label
Caesar : life of a colossus
Title
Caesar
Title remainder
life of a colossus
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Goldsworthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, historian 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 a rebel condemned by his own country. Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character, places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C., and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later.--From publisher description
Summary
A biography of the Roman general and statesman whose brilliant military leadership helped make Rome the center of a vast empire
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
264947
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith
Dewey number
  • 937/.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG261
LC item number
.G584 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Heads of state
  • Heads of state
  • Dictators
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life of a colossus
Label
Caesar : life of a colossus, Adrian Goldsworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 529-533) and index
Contents
I: The rise to the consulship, 100-59 BC. Caesar's world ; Caesar's childhood ; The first dictator ; The young Caesar ; Candidate ; Conspiracy ; Scandal ; Consul -- II: Proconsul, 58-50 BC. Gaul ; Migrants and mercenaries : the first campaigns, 58 BC ; "The bravest of the Gaulish peoples" : the Belgae, 57 BC ; Politics and war : the conference of Luca ; "Over the waters" : the British and German expeditions, 55-54 BC ; Rebellion, disaster and vengeance ; The man and the hour : Vercingetorix and the great revolt, 52 BC ; "All Gaul is conquered" -- III: Civil war and dictatorship, 49-44 BC. The road to the Rubicon ; Blitzkrieg : Italy and Spain, winter-autumn, 49 BC ; Macedonia, November 49-August 48 BC ; Cleopatra, Egypt and the East, autumn 48-summer 47 BC ; Africa, September 47-June 46 BC ; Dictator, 46-44 BC ; The Ides of March -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
583 p.
Isbn
9780300120486
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006922060
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocm71251297
  • (OCoLC)71251297
Label
Caesar : life of a colossus, Adrian Goldsworthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 529-533) and index
Contents
I: The rise to the consulship, 100-59 BC. Caesar's world ; Caesar's childhood ; The first dictator ; The young Caesar ; Candidate ; Conspiracy ; Scandal ; Consul -- II: Proconsul, 58-50 BC. Gaul ; Migrants and mercenaries : the first campaigns, 58 BC ; "The bravest of the Gaulish peoples" : the Belgae, 57 BC ; Politics and war : the conference of Luca ; "Over the waters" : the British and German expeditions, 55-54 BC ; Rebellion, disaster and vengeance ; The man and the hour : Vercingetorix and the great revolt, 52 BC ; "All Gaul is conquered" -- III: Civil war and dictatorship, 49-44 BC. The road to the Rubicon ; Blitzkrieg : Italy and Spain, winter-autumn, 49 BC ; Macedonia, November 49-August 48 BC ; Cleopatra, Egypt and the East, autumn 48-summer 47 BC ; Africa, September 47-June 46 BC ; Dictator, 46-44 BC ; The Ides of March -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
583 p.
Isbn
9780300120486
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006922060
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocm71251297
  • (OCoLC)71251297

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