Warlords of Republican Rome

Caesar Versus Pompey

Nic Fields

 
Date Published :
February 2010
Publisher :
Casemate
Illustration :
30 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781935149064
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$32.95

Overview
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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.

About The Author
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DR NIC FIELDS started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to university and completed his doctorate in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. He is now a freelance author and researcher based in southwest France, specializing in ancient military history

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."

- A Wargamers Needful Things

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