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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.

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  • “More compellingly than most biographies, Goldsworthy’s exhaustive, lucid, elegantly written life makes its subject the embodiment of his age.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Eternally intriguing history readers, the end of the Roman Republic receives astute analysis and dramatic narration in Goldsworthy’s life of Caesar.”


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