Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Arminius - Goodreads
Roman history is well documented and this book does a great job of retelling their superb history. Marius the retired Military hero is appointed commander to fight Rome's enemy Mithridates. This ... Read full review
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Interesting novel on what happened before the rise of Julius Caesar. Layman's history of Rome tends to be limited to telling us that two guys founded Rome (Romulus and Remus), they had a republic ... Read full review
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