The biography of Julius Caesar includes the story of his many, diverse accomplishments, from forming a devoted army to reforming the calendar.
Julius Caesar (July 12/13, 100 B.C. - March 15, 44 B.C.) may have been the greatest man of all times. By age 39/40, Caesar had been a widower, divorce, governor (propraetor) of Further Spain, captured by pirates, hailed imperator by adoring troops, quaestor, aedile, consul, and elected pontifex maximus -- a lifelong honor usually reserved for the end of a man's career. What was left for his remaining 16/17 years? That for which Julius Caesar was most well known: the Triumvirate, military victories in Gaul, the dictatorship, civil war, and, finally, assassination.
Julius Caesar had been the subject of controversy since before he was assassinated. An aristocrat, he appealed to the masses and threatened the security of the Roman nobility. Below you will find modern non-fiction works on the life, death, and military and political career of Julius Caesar.
Julius Caesar, by Plantaganet Somerset Fry, a biography that extols the virtues of what may have been the greatest man ever.
A thorough text about Roman military life in the time of Julius Caesar, a legionary's point of view about Caesar's Gallic and the civil wars, and what happened to the legions following Caesar's death.
Account of the life of Julius Caesar and a challenge to the claim that he was the greatest man ever.