Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic
Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to CaesarÃ¢Â€Â™s life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. This approach helps to explain his aims, ideals, and motives as rooted in tradition, and demonstrates that CaesarÃ¢Â€Â™s rise to power owed much to broad historical processes of the late Republican period, a view that contrasts with the long-held idea that he sought to become RomeÃ¢Â€Â™s king from an early age. This is an essential undergraduate introduction to this fascinating figure, and to his role in the transformation of Rome from republic to empire.