Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Michael Grant
  • Title: Julius Caesar
  • Author: Michael Grant
  • ISBN: 9780871317209
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Julius Caesar Michael Grant Julius Caesar A good biography of the roman leader Julius caesar
    A good biography of the roman leader Julius caesar
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    About Michael Grant


    1. Michael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history His 1956 translation of Tacitus s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work He once described himself as one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history a rare phenomenon As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to oversimplify or talk down to his readership.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.


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    1. A short but well written biography of Julius Caesar based primarily upon the writings of Caesar himself and his contemporaries When the Roman Empire fell, it did not fall all at once Rather, it fell gradually, in a series of small steps The borders became porous, barbarians gradually were enlisted in the Roman army and given citizenship even though they were not assimilated into the country s culture, several barbarian kings were given the emperor s crown to induce them to halt their depredation [...]

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    2. I registered a book at BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 14337691

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    3. Versus contemporary biographies, this particular tome actually consists of societal analysis How essentially the culture of the late republic led to someone like Caesar taking full advantage of the situation and turn the political structures of the Roman Republic upon its head Modern biograghies give the impression that it was a singular man of emmense talent and intelligence that accomplished it all without sight of the existing societal, economic, and political environments.

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    4. Wow, this was bad I actually couldn t finish it I got about 1 4 of the way through and had used up all of my library renewals There was interesting information in the book, but it was presented in a very boring way I might get it out of the library again, but that would be only because I hate the idea of not finishing a book.

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    5. Mostly a mediocre paraphrasing of Caesar s Commentaries Grant is not an exciting nor insightful author The History of Rome podcast episodes which cover Caesar s times are far detailed and entertaining than this book.

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    6. The major drawback to this review of Caesar s life is that the author insists on stating, with conviction, what Caesar and others were thinking and feeling, and what their motivations were Obviously, this is impossible, and it weakens the entire book.

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    7. Grant is always reliable and always a little dry I read his stuff nod off and read of his stuff.

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    8. Good primer on Caesar.

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    9. One of the greatest novels by Shakespeare.The joy of reading in Roman language gives you extreme feeling of being their and watching the live acts and scenes.

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    10. Well worth the time, and not a lot of that needs to be spent reading this.

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    11. A solid biography of Caesar Good information and worthwhile to get some background It does end rather suddenly, though, which was a surprise for me.

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    12. Ok biography More fun to read Caesar directly.

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    13. An interesting view of a a man who after two thousand years still interests the Western World A good and brief view of Caesar, as a general book.

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    14. Julius Caesar was just an okay book Had to read it for assignments in tenth grade

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