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 - Mitchell - Goodreads
Who says History needs to be boring? Surely not Mr. Holland. His book is a wonderful introduction into the late Roman Republic and it's storied leaders. A great read. Recommended. Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicAvis d'utilisateur - Supriyo Chaudhuri - Goodreads
Brilliant telling of the story of the last days of the Roman Republic. Engaging read, and made me interested in both Roman History and the idea of Repblic. Consulter l'avis complet
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
FAME IS THE SPUR
A BANQUET OF CARRION
THE DEATH OF THE RlPUBLl_