Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
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 Hollands enthralling account tells the story of Caesars 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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Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Daniel Kukwa - Goodreads
It's the prose equivalent of watching "Titanic" -- you know what the ending holds, yet you can't help but watch. The slow destruction of the Roman Republic & its transformation into Imperial Rome ... Read full review
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Luke - Goodreads
Seems like the story repeats itself over and over, because mostly it had, from Sulla to Augustus. It could have been made a little more readable as well. It kept me interested more so for the historical context rather than Holland's writing. Read full review
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