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Adrian Goldsworthy presents his most compelling and detailed work to date: the life of Julius Caesar from his his early years in politics to his untimely assassination.

Full Synopsis
Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Julius 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. 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 this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines Caesar as a military leader, as well as his other roles, and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.

"More compellingly than most biographies, Goldsworthy's exhaustive, lucid, elegantly written life makes its subject the embodiment of his age." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Eternally intriguing history readers, the end of the Roman Republic receives astute analysis and dramatic narration in Goldsworthy's life of Caesar." ---Booklist
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Life of a Colossus

Author Adrian Goldsworthy

Narrated by Derek Perkins

Publication date Aug 12, 2014

Running time 25 hrs

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