The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives by Plutarch
English | January 31st, 2017 | ASIN: B01HDSU0HE, ISBN: 0393292827, 0393355527 | 432 Pages | AZW3 | 1.18 MB
A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.
Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, their lives still haunt us as examples of how the hunger for personal power can overwhelm collective politics, how the exaltation of the military can corrode civilian authority, and how the best intentions can lead to disastrous consequences.