Rubicon

Rubicon

By Tom Holland

  • Release Date : 2011-04-21
  • Genre : Ancient
  • FIle Size : 3.30 MB
Score: 4.5
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Description

Rubicon The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall.
It is a story of incomparable drama. This was the century of Julius Caesar, the gambler whose addiction to glory led him to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond; of Cicero, whose defence of freedom would make him a byword for eloquence; of Spartacus, the slave who dared to challenge a superpower; of Cleopatra, the queen who did the same.
Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans' heirs.

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  • Rubicon

    5
    By Mjygferfvhhjm
    Tom Holland has brought to life a subject which would usually be hard going for the reader, in this case he has succeeded in producing a work that entertains and holds the readers attention from start to finish with clear threads and connections to events seen from the eyes of someone who was there in spirit.

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