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History of Julius Caesar

Jacob Abbott

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Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. This book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination.

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. . .commerce, and cultivated the arts, and encouraged literature, and enforced a general quiet and peace among mankind, allowing of no violence or war except what they themselves created. Thus they governed the world, and they felt, as all governors of mankind always do, fully entitled to supply themselves with the comforts and conveniences of life, in consideration of the service which they thus rendered.

Caesar's policy.

Of course, it was to be expected that they would sometimes quarrel among themselves about the spoils. Ambitious men were always arising, eager to obtain opportunities to make fresh conquests, and to bring home new supplies, and those who were most successful in making the results of their conquests available in adding to the wealth and to the public enjoyments of the city, would, of course, be most popular with the voters. Hence extortion in the provinces, and the most profuse and lavish expenditure in the city, became the po. . . Read More

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Jacob Abbott wrote a series of histories of great historical figures around the turn of the 20th century. This one, about Julius Caesar is one of the best. Abbott provides great details in his books which are short and to the point. Something I liked about this book is that it contains details I did

Julije Cezar kao i svi ostali ljudi koji su obeležili našu prošlost su imali jednu zajedničku osobinu: imali su poseban tip ambicije, svi su znali šta žele u životu i na tome su radili strpljivo godinama. Njegova uzrečica je bila: „Radije bi bio prvi čovek u selu, nego drugi u Rimu.“

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History is written by the victors, and this is very much the case here. Julius is portrayed as the ever benevolent, loved, and destined leader of Rome. Although I'm sure he shared some of these traits, it's unlikely, recognizing his actions that he wasn't equally as deceitful and machiavellian. Rega

I listened to this book in one day, in one sitting on a long drive. It contains a lot of outdated information, such as stating that Caesar’s stop in Alexandria resulted in the burning of the Library of Alexandria to the ground… which is not true. It glosses over the majority of Caesar’s finest hour

Caesar´s story is a story of a very ambitious man, politician, orator and general. Stern and generous, a brave leader and a very talented person. He stood his ground when Silla (or Sulla), the most powerful man in Rome of the time wanted him to leave his wife connected with Marius, Silla´s biggest r

Ni loše, ni odlično... srednje... Naravno, treba uzeti u obzir da je original tekst napisan sredinom 19. veka. Malo nerviraju aluzije na autorovo tadašnje društvo, da nema toga možda bih dao zvezdicu više.
Odlična biografija Cezara za školarce i one kojima istorija nije struka a žele da saznaju o živ

History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott

Though written roughly 100 years ago, it was still an excellent overview of Caesar's life and times. I was already somewhat familiar with his history, but this book went into more detail in areas I wasn't as familiar by highlighting major events in his life as

It is a short book about a great man. I enjoyed the reading and lessons learned from it. I do recommend it!

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