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Rubicon

the triumph and tragedy of the Roman Republic

by Tom Holland

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Published by Little, Brown in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rome
    • Subjects:
    • Rome -- History -- Civil War, 49-45 B.C.,
    • Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.,
    • Rome -- Social conditions -- 510-30 B.C.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-398) and index.

      StatementTom Holland.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG266 .H65 2003b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 406 p., [24] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages406
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3363775M
      ISBN 100316861308
      LC Control Number2004426346
      OCLC/WorldCa52458130

      Crassus dies. In his fourth book, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic, Holland charts the decline of the Roman Republic, anticipating the age Rubicon book emperors ushered in when Julius Caesar, then governor of Gaul, commanded his loyal legions to march on Rome. Even Cicero, sworn enemy of Caesar, was gleefully following the events in Britain and Gaul as they unfolded. However, Rubicon delivers far more than just a racy blow-by-blow exposition. Sulla in 81 BC steps down as dictator and returns Rome to the republican model they had been following in the past.

      In Rubicon book midst of this turmoil, Pompey's favorite cousin and trusted courier is murdered in Gordianus's garden. But by the year BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled. However, Rubicon resists this temptation. About the Author Tom Holland is a historian of the ancient world and a translator.

      Upon Julius Caesar's death, his adopted son Augustus became Rome's Rubicon book emperor. Simply remove the front and top panels, purchase the mounting brackets from Mopar, and install the winch of your choice. Even Cicero, sworn enemy of Caesar, was gleefully following the events in Britain and Gaul as they unfolded. It would make a rad movie. Vampire books. Pompey raises an army that has no real chance against the battlefield hardened warriors that make up the Caesar legions.


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Rubicon by Tom Holland Download PDF Ebook

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He gives himself doses of poison to build up his resistance for any future attempted assassinations. Vercingetorix is the cherry or rather the noggin to top off a very elaborate triumphal parade.

Sulla, flushed with self-importance, and frankly pissed off sends out lists of enemies of the state i. History lends its own cast of epic characters: heroes, murderers, kings and queens condemned to grovel before the might of Rome.

Rubicon surveys an age of military expansion that saw the decline of some of history's most powerful empires, underpinned by persistent internal power struggles that drenched the streets of Rome with the blood and horror of civil war, wars immortalized by the greatest generation of Roman poets.

As he rightly points out in the introduction, narrative history is back in vogue after a long period in the doldrums. But the cognoscenti of Gothic horror will know Holland as a prolific author in that genre. Clodius Claudius and his sister Clodia Claudia are patricians who changed their names to more plebeian pronunciations to better identify with those that would become their main base of support.

After hugely enjoying the first pages, I found the final chapter a slight disappointment. Caesar crosses the Rubicon and years of Rome being a republic come to an end.

Crossing the Rubicon

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