The Civil War

deJulius CaesarTraduit parJane P. GardnerIntroduction deJane P. Gardner

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18 novembre 1976|
The Civil War de Julius Caesar
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A military leader of legendary genius, Caesar was also a great writer, recording the events of his life with incomparable immediacy and power. The Civil War is a tense and gripping depiction of his struggle with Pompey over the leadership of Republican Rome - a conflict that spanned the entire Roman world, from Gaul and Spain to Asia and Africa. Where Caesar''s own account leaves off in 48 BC, his lieutenants take up the history, describing the vital battles of Munda, Spain and Thapsus, and the installation of Cleopatra, later Caesar''s mistress, as Queen of Egypt. Together these narratives paint a full picture of the events that brought Caesar supreme power - and paved the way for his assassination only months later.

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Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100BC into an ancient patrician family. He was imprisoned for a time with his familly, for protesting against the then leadership of Sulla, but advanced slowly through the sixties rising to the rank of praetor and forming the ''first triumvirate'' with Pompey and Crassus. Elected consul in 59BC, he the...
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Titre :The Civil War
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :368 pages, 7.79 X 5.08 X 0.88 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :368 pages, 7.79 X 5.08 X 0.88 po
Publié le :18 novembre 1976
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780140441871

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