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 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.
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Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Sarah Gustafson - Goodreads
Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History" podcast brought me here. A rollicking retelling of the fall of the Roman Republic. I really like Holland's focus on how Roman society pressure-cooked its people into ... Read full review
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Ed Martin - Goodreads
Extremely readable narrative history of the final century of the Roman Republic, covering the major personalities, events, and social history too. The cut-throat nature of Rome's republican politics ... Read full review
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