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Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic by [Tom Holland]
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'I owe a debt of gratitude to Tom Holland not just for reminding me of great figures who bestrode the Roman world - Pompey and Crassus, Cato, Cicero and Caesar - but for explaining what it was that made Rome the greatest superpower the world has known, why it lasted so long and what caused its eventual fall' Daily Mail

'A modern, well-paced and finely observed history which entertains as it informs' Observer

'The bloodstained drama of the last decades of the Roman republic . . . is told afresh with tremendous wit, narrative verve and insight' Independent on Sunday

'Gripping and hugely entertaining. It is a story crammed with drama and spectacle . . . but the real attraction of Holland's book is the wit and contemporary sensibility that he brings to his often bloody tale' Book of the Year, Sunday Times

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Holland has the rare gift of making deep scholarship accessible and exciting. A brilliant and completely absorbing study (A. N. Wilson, author of The Victorians)

This is the best one-volume narrative history of the Rome between King Tarquin and Emperor Augustus I have ever read. The story of Rome's experiment with republicanism - peopled by such giants as Caesar, Pompey, Cato and Cicero - is told with perfect fre (Andrew Roberts)

A modern, well-paced and finely observed history which entertains as it informs (Observer)

Explosive stuff ... a seriously intelligent history ... [written] with élan and gusto ... It is a history for our times ... Wickedly enjoyable (Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004YD1RYM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Abacus; New Ed edition (21 April 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2822 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 465 pages
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