Julius Caesar changed Rome forever. He dodged proscription and pirates, changed the calendar and the army, wrote (bad) poetry, started a civil war, conquered the area of modern France, and made a stab at Britain. Find out more about what he did in his very active fifty-six years.
Caesar from PD edition of Cassells History of England
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 reformed the badly out-of-synch Roman calendar.
, 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.
Released into the Public Domain by Andreas Wahra im März.
Account of the life of Julius Caesar and a challenge to the claim that he was the greatest man ever.