9780465008957

Caesar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465008957

  • ISBN10:

    046500895X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-01-30
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

As politician and diplomat, writer and lover, but above all as a military genius, Julius Caesar is one of the perennially fascinating figures in historyBoswell 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 Biography

Christian Meier is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Munich. He is one of Europe’s leading authorities on the Late Roman Republic and is the author of The Greek Discovery of Politics and The Political Art of Greek Tragedy.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Caesar and Rome: Two Realities
1(14)
Caesar's Fascination
15(11)
Crisis and Outsiders
26(25)
Birth and Family
51(5)
Youth in Rome
56(17)
Education
56(11)
Freedom for the Young
67(6)
The Second Decade: Experience of the Civil War and First Commitment
73(26)
The First Test: the Experience of Rome in the Decade after the Restoration (78-70 BC)
99(34)
The Political Rise of the Outsider (69 to 60 BC)
133(57)
Crisis and Tensions: Cato's Authority, Pompey's Difficulty, Caesar's Problem
190(14)
The Consulship (59 BC)
204(20)
Achievement in Gaul
224(125)
The Period before his Departure
226(9)
The First Gallic Campaigns
235(19)
Caesar and the War as Reflected in his Commentaries
254(11)
Political Successes, Spectacular Campaigns, the First Reverses (56 to the Beginning of 51 BC)
265(36)
Caesar's Gallic World
301(15)
The Crisis of Caesar's Governorship (49 BC)
316(33)
The Process of the Crisis without Alternative, Caesar's Right to the Civil War, his Greatness
349(15)
The Civil War (49-46 BC)
364(66)
The Italian Campaign and the Policy of Clemency
367(15)
The First Spanish Campaign and the Second Visit to Rome (April-December 49 BC)
382(6)
The Greek Campaign (until September 48 BC)
388(14)
The Campaign in the East and Sojourn in Egypt (September 48-September 47 BC)
402(12)
Two Months in Rome (October-November 48 BC)
414(6)
The African Campaign, the Death of Cato
420(10)
Failure after Victory
430(57)
Caesar in Rome
436(16)
The Second Spanish Campaign, the Dispute about the Dead Cato, the Decision to Make War on the Parthians
452(9)
In Rome for the Last Time: from the Spanish Triumph to the Ides of March 44 BC)
461(26)
Afterword 487(10)
Afterword to the Third German Paperback Edition 497(2)
Index 499

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