By Philip Freeman
Greater than thousand years after his loss of life, Julius Caesar is still one of many nice figures of heritage. He formed Rome for generations, and his identify turned a synonym for "emperor" -- not just in Rome yet as distant as Germany and Russia. he's most sensible referred to as the final who defeated the Gauls and doubled the scale of Rome's territories. yet, as Philip Freeman describes during this attention-grabbing new biography, Caesar was once additionally an excellent orator, an complete author, a talented flesh presser, and lots more and plenty extra.
Julius Caesar was once a posh guy, either hero and villain. He possessed nice braveness, ambition, honor, and conceit. Born right into a noble relatives that had lengthy been in decline, he complicated his profession cunningly, starting as a clergyman and at last turning into Rome's top common. He made alliances along with his opponents after which discarded them whilst it appropriate him. He was once a spokesman for the standard humans of Rome, who rallied round him repeatedly, yet he profited vastly from his conquests and lived opulently. ultimately he was once murdered in a single of the main well-known assassinations in heritage.
Caesar's contemporaries incorporated a few of Rome's most famed figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero in addition to the younger politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's mythical romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra nonetheless fascinates us this present day.
during this perfect biography, Freeman provides Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With notable readability and brevity, Freeman indicates how Caesar ruled a newly strong Rome and formed its future. This booklet will captivate readers learning Caesar and old Rome for the 1st time in addition to those that have a deep curiosity within the classical international.