Rubicon

The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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Publisher Description

A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. 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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2004
February 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.1
MB

Customer Reviews

SPK SPQR ,

Rubicon

This book is a real tour de force. The comprehensive scope of the narrative is remarkable. It has the documentation to back up its assertions. However, the depth and breath of the author’s narrative has such a fluid feel. I particularly enjoyed his synthesis of the interplay of the foundational Roman values which underlay their traditional and deeply conservative society. I enjoyed it immensely, and recommend it highly.

Bee britches ,

Rubicon

Couldn't put it down! Well researched and well written. Thanks! Dr. James R. Appleton

Megwal ,

Very thorough

I loved the book!

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