Tracing the extraordinary
trajectory of Caesar’s life, Adrian 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 in all
of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman
society in the first century BC. Download and start listening now!