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 - Brian - Goodreads
An overview of the last century of the Roman republic, Tom Holland's Rubicon has been widely praised for readability, insight and intelligence. I was surprised to find the prose opaque and rather over ... Read full review
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Richard Thomas - Goodreads
A good introduction to the history of Rome between the monarchy and the empire. I found it easy to read and intelligently written by someone whose knowledge (like that of Mary Beard) is worn lightly ... Read full review
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