In telling Caesar's history, Fuller illuminates a century of Roman history as well, bringing to life Caesar's wars, his armies, his equipment, and his methods. Brilliant in design and impressive in scope, Julius Caesar clarifies how the military, political, and economic aspects of the Roman Republic worked together to produce a man whose name has come down to us as a synonym for absolute authority.
©1965 John Frederick Charles Fuller; (P)1994 Blackstone Audiobooks
Fuller's background as a military man enriches this biography. Most historians have a shaky grasp of military tactics and strategy and tend to gloss over or sometimes even misunderstand the import of Caesar's actions. Fuller interprets Caesar from the viewpoint of one who fully understands the military mind.
An excellent listen. Audible, please make the rest of Fuller's books available!
I love history and after listening to Juilius Caeser it only confirmed my love for the past. This is a terrific read and how it is laided out before you and how it is painted upon your mind will delight you as you take on this life that was Caesers !!!
It will show to you that man was very intelligent in Caesers day, and not some knuckle dragging neanderthal. Look at what we have and use today from the Romans; roads, sewers, water systems, criminal law, military functions, justice, federal laws, government to name only a few!!
Come and join Caeser and live in his sandals for a few hours. Hail to you listener of Audible Books !!! :)
This is propably a great book but the narration makes it unbearable to listen to. The narrator speaks in the most horrible posh english accent with accents on almost all vowels. Like he is talking downhill in every sentence. After 15 minutes i was totally disgusted and quit the book. I don't mind english accent but this was simply too much. Just imagine latin words pronounced with heavy english accent. Listen to the sample before buying.
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I was really excited to listen to this book but to my dismay, I was too impressed with the book overall. Just okay.
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