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Caesar at the Rubicon

A Play About Politics

by Theodore H White

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Published by HarperCollins in New York, USA .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL9948921M
ISBN 100060146028
ISBN 109780060146023

In his fourth book, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic, Holland charts the decline of the Roman Republic, anticipating the age of emperors ushered in when Julius Caesar, then governor of Gaul, commanded his loyal legions to march on Rome. The resounding legacy of his symbolic crossing of the Rubicon river into Italy persists today as. Buy Rubicon book online at the Folio Society from the world's most extensive selection of beautifully illustrated books. the story of Caesar's generation, thrillingly told. Be the first to review this product. £ Qty. Rubicon brings to life the last century of the Roman Republic, when Rome was transformed from a democratically.

Crossing the Rubicon After Caesar spent 51 BC and the better part of 50 BC touring his newly conquered province of Gaul, political chaos was developing back in Rome. The optimates despised Caesar and his conquests (viewing much of his campaigning as unwarranted and illegal) and looked for every opportunity to strip him of his command. Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome - Ebook written by Steven Saylor. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome/5(8).

And that it operates under the code name Rubicon. Rubicon, Hart remembers, is the river Caesar crossed with his army when he decided to seize power in Rome. For Caesar it meant that there was no turning back for a republic on its way to becoming an empire. But crossing the Rubicon meant the beginning of an era in Rome. Get this from a library! Caesar at the Rubicon: a play about politics. [Theodore H White] -- A study of the greatest Republic of antiquity as success and power first undermined, then doomed it. Julius Caesar furiously debates whether to destroy the Roman Republic that has made him great.


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The book begins with Julius Caesar about to take the supreme gamble of ‘Crossing the Rubicon,’ and then backtracks to show To be fair, most people know something about the Roman Empire, but this book fleshes out historical characters that may be just ‘names’ and puts them in context/5. The title refers to the decisive moment in Roman history when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and the fate of the Roman Republic was sealed.

The phrase crossing the Rubicon is now part of our everyday language meaning passing a point of no return. That is an apt analogy for this book because it Cited by: The book Caesar at the Rubicon book the story of the end of the Roman Republic and the consequent establishment of the Roman Empire.

The book takes its title from the river Rubicon in the northern Italian peninsula. In 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed this river with his army and marched on Rome, breaking a sacred law of the Roman Republic and throwing the nation into Author: Tom Holland. Rubicon is a story with many levels: the military struggle between Caesar and Pompey, the strife between Pompey and Gordianus concerning the death of Numerius Pompey, the tension in Gordianus' family over the drafting of Davus and the long absence of Gordianus, and the /5(95).

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland pp, Little, Brown, £ The blurb on the inside jacket detailing the author's previous form is curiously selective. "Rubicon" is a strong first novel -- best in my political suspense view since Stephen L. Carter's "The Emperor of Ocean Park." Rubicon, and the connection to Caesar's fateful decision has personal resonance for me in that I named my consulting practice Rubicon Partners/5.

About Rubicon. A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war.

Crossing the Rubicon: Caesar’s Decision and the Fate of Rome, by Luca Fezzi, Yale University Press, New Haven,$ The world yet lives with the repercussions of the civil war Gaius Julius Caesar precipitated when he led his army across the Rubicon River in 49 BC.

Book Review ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ answers questions about Roman Civil War. By MARK LARDAS. “Crossing the Rubicon: Caesar’s Decision and.

A dramatic account of the fateful year leading to the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar’s autocracy When the Senate ordered Julius Caesar, conqueror of Gaul, to disband his troops, he instead marched his soldiers across the Rubicon River, in violation of Roman law.

When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he started a five-year Roman civil war. At the war's end, Julius Caesar was declared dictator for life. As dictator, Caesar presided over the end of the Roman Republic and the start of the Roman Empire.

Upon Julius Caesar's death, his adopted son Augustus became Rome's first emperor. The Roman Empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war.

Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire/5(43). In Rubicon, Steven Saylor has once again fashioned a remarkable recreation of ancient Rome with a twist of modern sensibility.

The pace is fast, the history accurate, the characters memorable and. This book goes through the fall of the roman Republic and ends with Caesar Augustus. Sachs does a great job at narrating the book and does so without ever loosing his focus on the story telling.

Both the story and the analysis of happenings are really good. Julius Caesar, in full Gaius Julius Caesar, (born July 12/13. It is improbable that Caesar deliberately sought monarchical power until after he had crossed the Rubicon in 49 bce, though sufficient power to impose his will, as he was determined to do, proved to mean monarchical power.

Advance Praise for Crossing the Rubicon Astounding. Alarming. And yet at last, with this -- Mike Ruppert's start with this book. — Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown this book would have died stillborn in the wreck-crossing the File Size: 1MB.

Buy a cheap copy of Rubicon book by Steven Saylor. Steven Saylor's seventh installment in his Roma Sub Rosa series begins with a character saying, Pompey will be mightily pissed.

Scholars might argue that there is Free shipping over $/5(5). Caesar Against Rome is an absorbing narrative of the four-year Roman Civil War that began with Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon in 49 BCE. Focusing always on Caesar, the book sketches a panorama of Roman society―the first society to display the ambition, greed, and intrigue of modern politics―in the last century before Christ.

And that it operates under the code name "Rubicon". Rubicon, Hart remembers, is the river Caesar crossed with his army when he decided to seize power in Rome. For Caesar it meant that there was no turning back for a republic on its way to becoming an empire. But crossing the Rubicon meant the beginning of an era in : Polis Books.

Matters came to a head in 49 B.C.E., with Crassus dead and Pompey and the Senate scheming against Caesar, still occupied in Gaul. Ordered to return, he was obligated to come alone because no general could bring his army into Italy—at that time bounded on the north by the river Rubicon.

And of course, Caesar returning from long years in Gaul, on the bank of the compulsively readable book put it all together in one seamless narrative, and replaced my slides with a breathtaking movie that has it all: epic battles, dynastic soap opera, noble patriotism, eyecatching eccentricity, treacherously shifting alliances Cited by: Rubicon Team.

Our award-winning creative team includes editors, writers, designers, and artists, media and technology experts drawn from diverse fields to ensure a constant flow of fresh and unique ideas.

We come from backgrounds in education, book and magazine publishing, television, business, and more.Rubicon, Latin Rubico, or Rubicon, small stream that separated Cisalpine Gaul from Italy in the era of the Roman Republic.

The movement of Julius Caesar’s forces over the Rubicon into Italy in 49 bc violated the law (the Lex Cornelia Majestatis) that forbade a general to lead an army out of the province to which he was assigned.

His act thus amounted to a declaration of war against the Roman.