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.
For centuries, Julius Caesar has endured in our collective imagination as a favorite among historians and scholars, playwrights and poets. In legend he lives as the great conqueror "of" Rome's immense empire, a remarkable diplomat and writer, an unrivaled heartbreaker, and a man of relentless determination who met a seemingly tragic end.
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.