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 - Kirk Bown - Goodreads
A fascinating book on the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Very readable and informative. Read full review
Review: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman RepublicUser Review - James - Goodreads
A pretty good narrative account of the decline and fall of the Roman Republic. This is clearly "popular" history, verging on novelization in the more dramatic episodes. If you're looking for careful ... Read full review
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