Julius Caesar: A Life
From being captured by pirates in his mid-twenties; rising through the military ranks and becoming arguably Rome’s greatest general; to his eventual demise and assassination at the hands of those he trusted at the age of fifty-five (Et tu, Brute?); this book explores all crevices of Julius Gaius Caesar’s life.
As the author cites it would take a lifetime to interpret all the works that are attributed to Caesar and all of the sources which have discussed him. Thus, this book chooses from a strong selection of source materials to provide an in-depth and comprehensive perspective of Caesar’s life. As much as one can hope to go into depth on such a topic…
Naturally the book covers various other aspects of Roman life: including the military and political world alongside the twilight years of the Roman Republic.