Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18 déc. 2007 - 464 pages
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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.


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Good overview of end of the Roman Repubic. - Goodreads
A bit hard to read, especially in the middle. - Goodreads
good intro to the beginning of our world - Goodreads
The writing is truly exceptional! - Goodreads
His prose and analysis was really well done. - Goodreads
Easy to read and keeps you captivated. - Goodreads

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Rlotz - Goodreads

Because I've been bogged down with reading Ulysses for the last month, I decided that I would read something engaging and entertaining alongside it. And so Rubicon proved to be. Tom Holland's ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Jennifer Abdo - Goodreads

Whether you think history is boring, want to compare with American politics or want context for Bible happenings, this should definitely be near the top of your reading list. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Pnjfbce
59
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
93
FAME IS THE SPUR
108
A BANQUET OF CARRION
181
TRILIMVIRATE
251
WORLD
297
THE DEATH OF THE RlPUBLl_
379
Bibliography
393
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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Tom Holland gained the top degree at Cambridge before earning his Ph.D. at Oxford. An accomplished radio personality in Britain, he has written a highly acclaimed series of adaptations for Radio 4 of Herodotus’s Histories and Virgil’s Aeneid, to be followed by Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and is the author of the novels The Bone Hunter, Slave of My Thirst, and Lord of the Dead.


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