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Caesar and Pompey were two great friends who would become the greatest of rivals.
Adrian Goldsworthy's Caesar: Life of a Colossus provides a balanced, detailed, and highly readable biography of one of the most important figures in history.
In addition, there are few historical figures who have a life story filled with as much sex, violence and intrigue as Caesar.
Great man, excellent book. Only complaint is liberal writer expressing his ideology as we go (which can ruin any good book). Still recommended.Published 4 days ago by Brim
A balanced portrayal of Caesar, as well as the other Roman personalities of the time. I enjoyed how he weaved in the Roman culture and how that had an effect on Caesar and the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Samie
I'm a relative novice on Roman history, and this is the first book I picked up to brush up on the period. It proved to be an excellent choice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tommy
Perfect to get known about his personality and strategies as a general and polítical genius.
Goldsworthy explains with great clarity the polítical context in... Read more
Absolutely readable while still being thorough. If you are looking for an excellent biography of this colossus of history that is not a chore to read, look no further. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Boland
This is fascinating and worth the time to read. A very neutral account of one of history's most famous people.Published 7 months ago by Chuck G
Mr. Goldsworthy does a magnificent job of clearly describing the life of Julius Caesar within the context of his own time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chad
I would rate this higher if the prose flowed faster and the maps were bigger and the family trees diagramedPublished 8 months ago by david h sommer
Being a huge fan of ancient Rome and it's rich history, I wanted to understand and learn more about this so famous,yet mysterious personality of Julius Ceaser. Read morePublished 8 months ago by hboson