Warlords of Republican Rome

Caesar Against Pompey

Nic Fields

 
Date Published :
February 2010
Publisher :
Casemate
Illustration :
30 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781935149064
Pages : 256
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$32.95

Overview
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The fateful clash between two of history's greatest generals . . .

The war between Caesar and Pompey was one of the defining moments in Roman history. The clash between these great generals gripped the attention of their contemporaries and it has fascinated historians ever since. These powerful men were among the dominant personalities of their age, and their struggle for supremacy divided Rome. In this original and perceptive study Nic Fields explores the complex, often brutal world of Roman politics and the lethal rivalry of Caesar and Pompey that grew out of it. He reconsiders them as individuals and politicians and, above all, as soldiers. His highly readable account of this contest for power gives a vivid insight into the rise and fall of two of the greatest warlords of the ancient world.

Dr Nic Fields is an ancient historian with special expertise in the history of Greek and Roman warfare. He has published many articles and several monographs on the subject. Before turning to ancient history, he served as an officer in the Royal Marines. He is a former assistant director at the British School at Athens, and he has worked as a lecturer and guide, in particular for the Smithsonian Institute. He has also taught American undergraduates on study-abroad programs at institutions such as Beaver College in Athens and The Athens Centre.

About The Author
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Nic Fields, Ph.D., is an acient historian with special expertise in the history of Greek and Roman warfare. He has published many articles and several monographs on the subject. Before turning to ancient history, he served as an officier in the British Royal Marines. He is a former assistant director at the British School at Athens, and he has worked as a lecturer and guide, in particular for the Smithsonian Institute. He taught American undergraduates on study-abroad Programs at institutions such as Beaver Colles in Athens and The Athens Centre. Having left Athens, where he was resident for seven years, Nic lectured in acient history at the University of Edinburgh. He now lives in southwest France where he works as a freelance writer and battlefield tour guide.

REVIEWS
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a very well done political history of the Roman Republic. All of the Republics' elected offices and the qualifications needed for them, including the actual duties of the office holders, are explained in detail....The book is written to not overwhelm a newcomer to Roman history, but it also will teach an old hand a thing or two.

- Wargamer's Needful Things , October 2016

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