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In 49 BC 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 From Cicero Spartacus and Brutus to Cleopatra Virgil and Augustus here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniuely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self sacrifice and rivalry decadence and catastrophe intrigue war and world shaking ambition Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic

About the Author: Tom Holland

Tom Holland is an English historian and author He has written many books both fiction and non fiction on many subjects from vampires to history Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name Holland was born near Oxford and brought up in the village of Broadchalke near Salisbury England He obtained a double first in English and Latin at ueens' College

10 thoughts on “Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic

  1. says:

    ”Rather than gesture his men onward Gaius Julius Caesar instead gazed into the turbid waters of the Rubicon and said nothing And his mind moved upon silenceThe Romans had a word for such a moment Discrimen they called it an instant of perilous and excruciating tension when the achievements of an entire lifetime might hang in the balance

  2. says:

    The Good Holland has an impressive understanding of Ancient Rome and the institutions of the Republic What's this understanding was apparently acuired under the influence of a passionate enthusiasm for all things related to the Mistress of the Mediterranean; and this combined with his novelist's skills and grasp of language allows him to

  3. says:

    I know this books wasn't really meant to be read by someone with a classics background but would it have killed Holland to write a popularized history with a bit recent historical research in it? I will commend him and nearly give him a 3 for presenting the republican romans as the superstitious and religiously conscious lot they were but that

  4. says:

    Armed with the HBO series derived knowledge of ancient Rome I always used to think myself an expert on the era With a flippant relaxed and easy telling of the story Holland has just made me even comfortable in my entertainment based version of the history of Rome It is such a simple story is it not? The whole city has the same sort of people and t

  5. says:

    It is rare that you come across a history book which is suitable for both readers who know a fair amount about the subject and also for those who know virtually nothing but this is one of those very unusual books To be fair most people know something about the Roman Empire but this book fleshes out historical characters that may be just ‘names’ an

  6. says:

    Rubicon Triumph Tragedy Roman Republic Tom HollandRead by Steven Crossley | 13 cds | 157 hrs | unabridged | Clipper Audio | 2005 42 mp3 0101 Clipper Audio Rubicon Last Years of the Roman Republic Tom Holland0102 Preface 49 BC Narrated by Steven Crossley0103 Preface The Die is Cast0108 Ch 01 The Paradoxical Republic Ancestral Voices0115 Ch 01

  7. says:

    In the few days since I finished this book the initial vague feelings of disatisfaction have coalesced into a malignant lump of unfufilled ambition for the book The opening chapter promises so much that the rest of book falls resoundingly flatIn 49 BC Ceasar crossed the rubicon with his army and thereby ended a proto democracy with dictatorial rule by deifi

  8. says:

    Breezy and brisk Tom Holland tells the story of the early Roman Republic and the counterintuitive yet inevitable transition to a monarchy in a style that is very easy to read The Roman Republic was founded upon an abhorrence of kings making the presumption that Rome was destined to be ruled by emperors somewhat hard to swallow Holland however makes the case fo

  9. says:

    Roman history is well documented and this book does a great job of retelling their superb history Marius the retired Military hero is appointed commander to fight Rome’s enemy Mithridates This angered his former deputy Sulla who had campaigned for that job Sulla then challenged Marius for the job which caused a civil war in Rome Unfortunately Marius died before

  10. says:

    Reviewed for The BibliophibianWith a title like Rubicon if you know about the significance of that small river you might expect the book to be mostly about Julius Caesar if you didn’t notice the subtitle which differs slightly between editions but always mentions the Republic It isn’t in fact at times early on you might not be uite sure what Caesar has to do wit

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