Julius Caesar

Rome's Greatest Warlord

Simon Elliott

A Concise biography of Julius Caesar as a military commander.
Date Published :
November 2019
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Series :
Casemate Short History
Illustration :
30 black and white photos and diagrams
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612007090
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.9 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Julius Caesar has been the inspiration to countless military commanders over the last two millennia. Born into an aristocratic family, his early military campaigns, part of his progression along the cursus honorium, included campaigning in the east, Spain and in the early Roman civil wars. His participation in the Gallic Wars is known mainly through the commentary on the wars that he wrote and published, along with his incursions into Britain. This concise history details his military life, and how it impacted with his political career, from his youth through the civil wars that resulted in his becoming the dictator of Rome, and his legacy.

About The Author

Simon Elliott is an historian, archaeologist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent where he studied for his PhD in Archaeology on the subject of the Roman military in Britain. He also has an MA in War Studies from KCL and an MA in Archaeology from UCL. For a day job he runs his own PR company, and is a former defense and aerospace journalist at titles including Jane's Defence Weekly and Flight International. He frequently gives talks on Roman themes and is co-Director at a Roman villa excavation.


"This is a nifty little volume that describes the life and times of this great commander in a readable way at a medium level of information - ideal for the beginner to this subject... The text is well-written and conveys a feel for the period... a neat little volume.''

- Miniature Wargames

"I personally enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it wholeheartedly."

- Battlefield Magazine

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