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Fulfilling account of the life, wars and politics of Caesar
on 7 December 2000
The book focuses equally on both the political and war aspects of Cæsar's entire life and achievements. It gives a clear account of everything, without lingering, and thus may be a little lacking in depth (but not much), but still an excellent read. Meier also provides vivid insights of Cæasar's opponents and supporters, which gives a background for understanding such men as Pompey, Cato, Cicero, Marc Anthony and Sulla. Furthermore, he refers to Cæsar's own work, and points out which parts of it he believes to be true, or pure propaganda, which is useful and interesting. Personally, I would have liked a more thorough account of the major battles, but that doesn't mean they aren't accounted for. I would recomment the book for anyone who wants to know more about this awesome character which is still so fascinating after 2000 years.