By Antony Kamm
This is a clean account of Julius Caesar - the very good baby-kisser and fascinating determine who turned sole ruler of the Roman Empire.
Julius Caesar examines key figures reminiscent of Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius (emperor Augustus), Calpurnia and Cleopatra, in addition to the unnamed warriors who fought for and opposed to him, and politicians who supported and hostile him.
Including new translations from classical assets, Antony Kamm units Caesar’s existence opposed to the old, political and social heritage of the days and addresses key issues:
- Did Caesar wreck the Republic?
- What was once the legality of his place and the ethical justifications of his actions
- How strong a common was once he?
- What was once his courting with Cleopatra?
- Why used to be he assassinated?
- What occurred next?
This is Caesar – the lavish spender, the army strategist, a substantial orator and ancient author, and doubtless the main influential determine of his time - in all his old glory.
Students of Rome and its figures will locate this a captivating, eye-opening addition to their direction reading.
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Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis staff, an informa enterprise © 2006 Antony Kamm Line drawings by way of Jennifer Campbell Copyright © Jennifer Campbell 2005 All rights reserved. No a part of this booklet will be reprinted or reproduced or used in any shape or via any digital, mechanical, or different potential, referred to now or hereafter invented, together with photocopying and recording, or in any details garage or retrieval method, with out permission in writing from the publishers. British Library Cataloguing in ebook facts a listing checklist for this publication is out there from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloging in ebook information Kamm, Antony. Julius Caesar / Antony Kamm. p. cm. contains bibliographical references and index. 1. Caesar, Julius. 2. Rome—History—Republic, 265–30 B. C. three. Heads of state—Rome—Biography. four. Generals—Rome— Biography. I. name. DG261. K36 2006 937′. 05092—dc22 2005036603 ISBN10: 0–415–36415–9 (hbk) ISBN10: 0–415–41121–1 (pbk) ISBN10: 0–203–01534–7 (ebk) ISBN13: 978–0–415–36415–7 (hbk) ISBN13: 978–0–415–41121–9 (pbk) ISBN13: 978–0–203–01534–6 (ebk) For Derry Jeffares (1920–2005) educational, good friend, and mentor CONTENTS checklist of ﬁgures record of plans Acknowledgements Map 1: Italy Map 2: The Mediterranean Map three: Gaul and southern Britain Map four: Greece Prologue: January forty nine bc ix x xi xii xiii xiv xv 1 1 the area of republican Rome three 2 the fellow within the making 100–73 bc 19 three The baby-kisser 73–63 bc 36 four Praetor and consul 62–59 bc forty eight five the overall: Gaul and Britain 58–55 bc sixty two 6 the final: Britain to the Rubicon 54–49 bc eighty 7 The dictator: Civil battle 49–48 bc one hundred and one eight Egyptian interlude 48–47 bc one hundred fifteen nine The dictator: Civil struggle 47–45 bc one hundred twenty five 10 The Ides of March forty four bc 139 vii CONTENTS eleven Epilogue 44–27 bc 152 Genealogical chart of the relations of Julius Caesar Simpliﬁed genealogical chart of the emperors from Augustus to Nero desk of dates significant assets Index viii 156 157 158 one hundred sixty 163 FIGURES 1. 1 2. 1 2. 2 three. 1 6. 1 6. 2 6. three 7. 1 eight. 1 nine. 1 10. 1 10. 2 10. three eleven. 1 Senators relatives staff Coin depicting Sulla monks Coin of Caesar forty nine bc Coin depicting prisoner representing Gaul Coin almost certainly depicting Vercingetorix Head of Pompey Head of Caesar from Egypt Bust of Caesar Coin of Caesar forty four bc Coin depicting Lucius Junius Brutus Bust of Gaius Octavius The Ides of March! ix 6 21 26 forty five eighty five 87 89 104 122 133 143 146 one hundred fifty 154 PLANS Plan 1: The conflict of Bibracte fifty eight bc Plan 2: The motion at Gergovia fifty two bc Plan three: The siege of Alesia fifty two bc Plan four: Dyrrachium forty eight bc Plan five: The conflict of Pharsalus forty eight bc Plan 6: Alexandria 48–47 bc sixty seven ninety one ninety four one hundred ten 113 119 x ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS the start line for this publication was once the quick advent, Julius Caesar: a beginner’s advisor, released by means of Hodder and Stoughton in 2002 and now out of print. i'm thankful to Dr Barbara Levick for her reviews on that e-book, that have been taken into consideration in getting ready this revised, recast, and lots more and plenty prolonged model. specific thank you are because of Dra Gisela Negrão Neto for suggestion on scientific and different concerns, and for the advice that Cleopatra could have delivered to Rome as a present the statue of herself that Caesar brought on to be manage within the temple of Venus Genetrix.