by Adrian Goldsworthy
Editor: Orion Publishing Co
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The story of one of the most brilliant, flamboyant and historically important men who ever livedFrom the beginning of Caesar, the dazzling story of readingIn his late teens, he narrowly avoided execution to oppose the army of dictator SullaHe was decorated for bravery in battle, captured and held hostage by pirates, and almost ruined himself by staging games for the massesAs a politician, he quickly earned a reputation as the dangerously ambitious maverickBy his early 30s, he had reached the post of Consul, and was already beginning to dominate the SenateHis dealings with noblewomen were both frequent and scandalousHis greatest talent, outside the room, is as a military commanderIn a chain of spectacular victories, he conquered all of Gaul, invaded Germany, and twice landed in Britain – a achievement which in 55BC was greeted by a euphoric audience comparable to that generated by the landing on the moon in 1969In just thirty years, he has grown from a virtual post of darkness to become one of the richest men in the world, with the power of one hand to overthrow the RepublicBy his death, he was actually emperor of most of the known world
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