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Rubicon

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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. 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 uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

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Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
March 8, 2005, Anchor
Paperback in English
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Rubicon: Auge Y Caida De La Republica Romana (Fc)
January 18, 2005, Planeta
Hardcover in Spanish / español
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Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
February 17, 2004, Doubleday
in English
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Rubicon
June 10, 2004, Abacus
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
August 2003, Little Brown and Company
Hardcover in English

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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. 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 uniquely 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

New Ed edition

This edition published in by Abacus


The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
464
Dimensions
7.5 x 5 x 1.3 inches
Weight
13.4 ounces

ID Numbers

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OL10686963M
ISBN 10
034911563X
ISBN 13
9780349115634
Library Thing
8752
Goodreads
91018

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