Caesar's Civil War

49–44 BC

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Caesar's Civil War

49–44 BC

Description

Fully illustrated with colour maps and images, this is an accessible introduction to Julius Caesar's Civil War.

Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great were two of the greatest generals Rome had ever produced. Together they had brought vast stretches of territory under Roman dominion. In 49 BC they turned against each other and plunged Rome into civil war. In this book, Adrian Goldsworthy relates the gripping story of this desperate power struggle. Drawing on original accounts of the war, he examines how legion was pitched against legion in a vicious battle for political domination of the vast Roman world. The armies were evenly matched, but in the end, Caesar's genius as a commander and his great good luck brought him victory in 45 BC.

Updated and revised for the new edition, with full-colour maps and 40 new images, this is a detailed introduction to one of the last conflicts in the Roman Republic before the establishment of the Roman Empire.

Table of Contents

Prologue
Introduction
Background to war
Warring sides
Outbreak
The fighting
The world around war
How the war ended
Conclusion and consequences
Chronology
Glossary
Further reading
Index

Product details

Published Jan 19 2023
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 144
ISBN 9781472855060
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated in colour and b&w
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy's doctoral thesis formed the ba…

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