Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2010
Duration: 14 hours 9 minutes
Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. While there is no doubt that Caesar was extraordinary, Fuller points out that this was more for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny than for his skills as a military commander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from the results of mistaken judgment; his unpremeditated Gallic conquest was just one of many examples.
In telling Caesar's history, Fuller illuminates a century of Roman history as well, bringing to life Caesar's wars, his armies, his equipment, and his methods. Brilliant in design and impressive in scope, Julius Caesar clarifies how the military, political, and economic aspects of the Roman Republic worked together to produce a man whose name has come down to us as a synonym for absolute authority.
""A most readable account of Caesar's amazing career."-Classical World"