Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18 déc. 2007 - 464 pages
In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicAvis d'utilisateur - Carlos - Goodreads
A great book. Balanced more towards story than History, it paints a very readable but not necessarily accurately detailed picture of the fall of the Roman Republic and the early days of Empire. Very entertaining and very hard to put down. Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicAvis d'utilisateur - MJ - Goodreads
Tom Holland's historical narrative is an account on the final years of the Roman Republic--a time often called the Roman Revolution--as feuds, civil wars, and the consequences of empire engulf the ... Consulter l'avis complet
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