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Julius Caesar (A Great Life in Brief)

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Note on Proper Names
The Setting
The Rise of Party
Caesar's Early Life
The Rising Politician
Caesar in Gaul
Caesar and Pompeius
The End of the Optimates
Caesar Imperator
Notes for Further Reading
Index
A Note on the Type
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published 1966 by Alfred A. Knopf (NY) (first published June 13th 1955)
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Vicki Cline
Apr 25, 2011 Vicki Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: ancient-history
This was a pretty good look at the life of Julius Caesar, written in 1955. Duggan has a brief overview of the history of Rome and of the political structure there. While he admires Caesar, he appears to be on the side of the Optimates. For example - "The Optimates stood for a principle, and a sensible one, though it is out of favor at the present day: that citizens should be undisturbed in their private lives, and free to follow the political parties of their choice, even if that entailed a ...more
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Feb 03, 2013 Erik Graff rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Caesar fans
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Shelves: biography
There are a lot of biographies of Caius Julius Caesar available. This may be the best short one. The author was not only an historian. He was also an accomplished historical novelist. His Family Favorites was a hoot.
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"There have been few historical imaginations better informed or more gifted than Alfred Duggan’s" (The New Criterion).

Historian, archaeologist and novelist Alfred Leo Duggan wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about a wide range of subjects, in places and times as diverse as Julius Caesar’s Rome and the Medieval Europe of Thomas Becket.

Although he was born in Argentina, Duggan grew up in Engl
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