Caesar and Roman politics 60-50 B.C.: source material in translation

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Bristol Classical Press, Jun 1, 1981 - History - 210 pages
Roman political history of the first century BC offers an almost embarrassing wealth of source material -- the contemporary testimony of Caesar and Cicero, the full derivative accounts of Appian and Dio, the biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch, to name but a few. This selection, of some 400 extracts from over twenty authors, presents in English translation a fair selection of those sources concentrating on Caesar around the mid-century. The passages are arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and introductions and interpolation guide the student through the material. This is an ideal book to encourage a student to form opinions -- and criticise those of others -- about the achievements of Julius Caesar in the dying Republic's crucial years, 60-50 BC.

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B Caesars election as consul
Caesars arrangements for the immediate political

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James Sabben-Clare taught classics and ancient history at Winchester College.

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