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Julius Caesar

Robert Garland

Abstract

Julius Caesar was, as this book maintains, quite simply the most famous Roman who ever lived. His influence endures to the present day: in our ‘Julian’ calendar of 365.25 days, which he introduced; in the geographical entity we call France, whose boundaries he established; and, thanks to his ‘invasion’ of 55 bce, his is virtually the earliest familiar name in the history of Britain. This introductory book seeks to explore the many facets of his complex character — his vanity and his vitality, his charisma and his cruelty. It seeks to set his astounding career and accomplishments against the ba ... More

Keywords: France, vanity, vitality, charisma, cruelty, late republican Rome, rise to power, unpopularity, Caesar's death, ancient world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675020
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Garland, author
Colgate University