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Julius Caesar: pocket GIANTS

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A punchy and accessible explanation of Caesar's dramatic life and historical significance Why is Caesar a giant? Because he effectively created the Roman Empire, and thus made possible the European civilization that grew out of it. As the People's champion against a corrupt and murderous oligarchy, he began transformation of the Roman republic into a quasi-monarchy and a military and fiscal system that for four centuries provided western Europe, north Africa and the Middle East with security, prosperity and relative peace. His conquest of Gaul and his successors' conquests of Germany, the Balkans and Britain created both the conditions for 'western culture' and many of the historic cities in which it has flourished. AUTHOR: T.P.Wiseman is Emeritus Professor of Classic and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His most recent books are 'The Myths of Rome' (2004), which won the American Philological Association's Goodwin Aware of Merit, 'Unwritten Rome' (2008), 'Remembering the Roman People' (2009) and 'The Roman Audience' (2015). He and Anne Wiseman have translated Caesar's 'Gallic War' (Battle for Gaul, 1980) and Ovid's 'Fasti' (Oxford's World Classics, 2013) SELLING POINTS: A truly inspirational subject a figure that everyone has heard of Strong potential for students to pick up at all secondary and tertiary levels of education Explores Caesar's life, politics, death and legacy in a clear manner, including the infamous Ides of March Sets the well- known figure in the context of his time using clear terms to open up the subject to everyone

Product code: 9780750961318

ISBN 9780750961318
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher The History Press Ltd
As the People's champion against a corrupt and murderous oligarchy, he began transformation of the Roman republic into a quasi-monarchy and a military and fiscal system that for four centuries provided western Europe, north Africa and the Middle East with security, prosperity and relative peace.