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Rubicon : the last years of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One January morning, Julius Caesar, the governor of Gaul, arrived at a river named the Rubicon, which marked the frontier with Italy. A governor was forbidden to lead troops out of his province, but Caesar was a gambler. Quoting a line from one of Menander's plays: "The die is cast," he ordered his legion over the river and on toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon has come to stand for every fateful step in history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holland, Tom.
Rubicon.
New York : Doubleday, ©2003
(DLC) 2003060269
(OCoLC)52878507
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Holland
OCLC Number: 607035498
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 408 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Tom Holland.
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One January morning, Julius Caesar, the governor of Gaul, arrived at a river named the Rubicon, which marked the frontier with Italy. A governor was forbidden to lead troops out of his province, but Caesar was a gambler. Quoting a line from one of Menander's plays: "The die is cast," he ordered his legion over the river and on toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon has come to stand for every fateful step in history since. The result was a civil war which destroyed Rome's traditional freedoms and established a permanent dictatorship on the wreckage of its constitution. This book gives readers a harrowing account of the fall of the Republic, capturing the suspense and drama of Rome's most famous political rivalries, its vibrant and charged atmosphere, and featuring some of the most celebrated personalities in history: Caesar, Cicero, Spartacus, Cleopatra, Brutus, Pompey, Virgil.--From publisher description.

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