History, Ancient history, European history
Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama. This was the century of Julius Caesar, the gambler whose addiction… to glory led him to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond; of Cicero, whose defence of freedom would make him a byword for eloquence; of Spartacus, the slave who dared to challenge a superpower; of Cleopatra, the queen who did the same. This text brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. 2004.