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Caesar

Caesar

A Biography
January 1997
Trade Paperback · 544 Pages
$23.95 U.S. · $30.95 CAN
ISBN 9780465008957
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Description

As politician and diplomat, writer and lover, but above all as a military genius, Julius Caesar is one of the perennially fascinating figures in history—Boswell called him ”the greatest man of any age.” Christian Meier’s authoritative and accessible biography is the definitive modern account of Caesar’s life and career, setting Caesar’s life story against the rich political and social background of the Late Roman Republic.

About the Author

Christian Meier is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Munich. He is one of Europe’s leading authorities on the Late Roman Republic and is the author of The Greek Discovery of Politics and The Political Art of Greek Tragedy.