Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic (Livre numérique Google)
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 - Henry Stevens - Goodreads
Tom Holland has an impressive knowledge of Roman politics and procedures, his laid back writing style made this even more enjoyable. Interest in Roman history has definitely spiked. Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicAvis d'utilisateur - Arminius - Goodreads
Roman history is well documented and this book does a great job of retelling their superb history. Marius the retired Military hero is appointed commander to fight Rome's enemy Mithridates. This ... Consulter l'avis complet
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