Books on the Life of Roman Emperor Julius Caesar

Books on the Life of Roman Emperor Julius Caesar

Books in list (22)


Title: Julius Caesar: A Life

Author(s): Antony Kamm
ISBN 13: 9780415411219
Rate book Rate this book

Title: A Caesar Reader

Author(s): W. Jeffrey Tatum
ISBN 13: 9780865166967
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Julius Caesar

There were three great European nations in ancient days, each of which furnished history with a hero: the Greeks, the Carthaginians, and the Romans. The Roman hero was Caesar. He was born just one hundred years before the Christian era. His renown does not depend, like that of Alexander, on foreign conquests, nor, like that of Hannibal, on the terrible energy of his aggressions upon foreign foes, but upon his protracted and dreadful contests with, and ultimate triumphs over, his rivals and competitors at home. When he appeared upon the stage, the Roman empire already included nearly all of the world that was worth possessing. There were no more conquests to be made. Caesar did, indeed, enlarge, in some degree, the boundaries of the empire; but the main question in his day was, who should possess the power which preceding conquerors had acquired.
Author(s): Jacob Abbott
ISBN 13: 9781516968398
Pages: 190
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Julius Caesar

Author(s): John Buchan
ISBN 13: 9780755117048
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Julius Caesar

Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. Classical sources, however, present a far less exalted being. As General Fuller writes, Caesar was "an unscrupulous demagogue whose one aim was power, and a general who could not only win brilliant victories but also commit dismal blunders.... It is reasonable to suspect that, at times, Caesar was not responsible for his actions, and toward the end of his life, not altogether sane." There is not doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man.” But Fuller points out that he was extraordinary for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny, rather than for his skills as a military comander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from results of mistakes of judgement. His unnecessary Alexandrian War, his close call at Thapsus, and his seemingly unpremeditated Gallic conquest are just a few of Fuller's many examples.And in telling Caesar's history, Fuller illuminates a century of Roman history as well. Aided by maps of Caesar's principal battles and diagrams of many of his weapons, Fuller brings to life Caesar's wars, his armies, his equipment, and his methods. Brilliant in design and impressive in scope, Julius Caesar clarifies how the military, political, and economic aspects of the Roman Republic worked together to produce a man whose name has come down to us as a synonym for absolute authority.
Author(s): J. F. C. Fuller
ISBN 13: 9780306804229
Pages: 340
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War And on the Civil War

Author(s): Julius Caesar, James H. Ford, W. A. Macdevitt
ISBN 13: 9780976072614
Rate book Rate this book

Title: The Twelve Caesars

Written during the reign of Hadrian, by Hadrian personal secretary, Suetonius, "The Twelve Caesars" was the most popular and longest of Suetonius's surviving works. Beginning with the life of Julius Caesar and continuing with the first eleven emperors of Rome who followed him, "The Twelve Caesars" is one of the most important historical bibliographical works of the Roman Empire and discusses the critical period in Roman history known as the Principate, from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.
Author(s): Suetonius
ISBN 13: 9780140455168
Pages: 464
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War And on the Civil War

Author(s): Julius Caesar, James H. Ford, W. A. Macdevitt
ISBN 13: 9780976072614
Rate book Rate this book

Title: The Education of Julius Caesar: A Biography, a Reconstruction

Author(s): Arthur D. Kahn
ISBN 13: 9780595089215
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Civil War

Author(s): Julius Caesar
ISBN 13: 9780140441871
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: Caesar: Politician and Statesman

Author(s): Matthias Gelzer
ISBN 13: 9780674090019
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Caesar: Life of a Colossus

Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor’s life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor’s accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and rebel condemned by his own country. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar’s character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later.

In the introduction to his biography of the great Roman emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy writes, “Caesar was at times many things, including a fugitive, prisoner, rising politician, army leader, legal advocate, rebel, dictator . . . as well as husband, father, lover and adulterer.” In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines Caesar as military leader, all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.

Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN 13: 9780300126891
Pages: 608
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: Caesar

As politician and diplomat, writer and lover, but above all as a military genius, Julius Caesar is one of the perennially fascinating figures in history—Boswell called him ”the greatest man of any age.” Christian Meier’s authoritative and accessible biography is the definitive modern account of Caesar’s life and career, setting Caesar’s life story against the rich political and social background of the Late Roman Republic.

Author(s): Christian Meier
ISBN 13: 9780465008957
Pages: 498
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Julius Caesar

More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" — not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip Freeman describes in this fascinating new biography, Caesar was also a brilliant orator, an accomplished writer, a skilled politician, and much more.

Julius Caesar was a complex man, both hero and villain. He possessed great courage, ambition, honor, and vanity. Born into a noble family that had long been in decline, he advanced his career cunningly, beginning as a priest and eventually becoming Rome's leading general. He made alliances with his rivals and then discarded them when it suited him. He was a spokesman for the ordinary people of Rome, who rallied around him time and again, but he profited enormously from his conquests and lived opulently. Eventually he was murdered in one of the most famous assassinations in history.

Caesar's contemporaries included some of Rome's most famous figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero as well as the young politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's legendary romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra still fascinates us today.

In this splendid biography, Freeman presents Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With remarkable clarity and brevity, Freeman shows how Caesar dominated a newly powerful Rome and shaped its destiny. This book will captivate readers discovering Caesar and ancient Rome for the first time as well as those who have a deep interest in the classical world.

Author(s): Philip Freeman
ISBN 13: 9780743289542
Pages: 416
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Caesar's conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to lay down his military command and return to Rome. Caesar refused, and marked his defiance in 49 BC by crossing the Rubicon with a legion, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman territory under arms. Civil war resulted, from which he emerged as the unrivaled leader of Rome.
Author(s): Jacob Abbott
ISBN 13: 9781500356927
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: The Conquest of Gaul

Author(s): Julius Caesar
ISBN 13: 9780140444339
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.


Title: The Gallic Wars

Author(s): Julius Caesar
ISBN 13: 9781604597622
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic

Provides an accessible introduction to Caesar's life and public career.
Author(s): Tom Stevenson
ISBN 13: 9781138808218
Pages: 224
Rate book Rate this book

 


Next book list: Books on Life and History of Queen Victoria >>