Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic
Routledge, 2014 - 212
Julius Caesar and the Fall of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Julius Caesar's life and career. It outlines the main phases of Caesar's public office and describes these phases with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. These ideas and institutions help to explain his motives as rooted in tradition, and demonstrate that Caesar was a product of the cultural and historical processes of the late Republican period, which contrasts with the long-held view that he sought to become Rome's king from an early age. This is an essential undergraduate introduction to this fascinating figure and to his role in the transformation of Rome from republic to empire.