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 Hollandís enthralling account tells the story of Caesarís 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 - Mercedes Rochelle - Goodreads
I put off reading this book because I feared yet another plodding Classical history. Well, I couldn't have been more mistaken. I will say that this is a lot of history to shove into one book, and I ... Read full review
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Chris Wolfe - Goodreads
This is a insightful book on a pivotal period not only in Roman history, but world history as well. To better appreciate the book, have a pretty decent understanding of the Roman republic prior to the ... Read full review
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