Synopses & Reviews
As politician and diplomat, writer and lover, but above all as a military genius, Julius Caesar is one of the perennially fascinating figures in historyBoswell called him ”the greatest man of any age.” Christian Meiers authoritative and accessible biography is the definitive modern account of Caesars life and career, setting Caesars life story against the rich political and social background of the Late Roman Republic.
What were the political and social forces that shaped and challenged Julius Caesar? And how did this larger-than-life leader truly affect the fate of the Roman republic and the course of history? Internationally renowned historian Christian Meier explores these questions in the most authoritative and accessible account of Caesar's life, career, and legacy.
About the Author
Christian Meier is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Munich. He is one of Europes leading authorities on the Late Roman Republic and is the author of The Greek Discovery of Politics and The Political Art of Greek Tragedy.