Category Archives: Great Captains of War

Caesar in Review III

Disappointment After reading T.A. Dodge’s “Hannibal,” and P. Green’s “Alexander of Macedon,” this book struck me by its poor organization, needless wordiness, and author’s persistent use of guesswork. ………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… The book’s poor organization is displayed in several ways. First, … Continue reading

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Caesar in Review II

laborious He rambles laboriously to the point of being boring. He seems to get the reader lost amid too many details and the point of discussion is not clearly presented.

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Caesar in Review

Product Details ISBN: 046500895XISBN-13: 9780465008957 Format: Paperback, 498pp Publisher: Perseus Publishing Sales Rank: 126,217 From the Publisher For centuries, Julius Caesar has endured in our collective imagination as a favorite among historians and scholars, playwrights and poets. In legend he … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar: Not to be Trifled With!!!

“Prelude to Civil War:” On 1 January 49 BC the consuls began to do everything in their power to remove Caesar from his governorship. He had held it for ten years and its term had expired. Caesar now intended to … Continue reading

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Oliver Cromwell – Commander of the New Model Army

Oliver Cromwell – England’s equivalent to Julius Caesar Cromwell was a remarkable commander in view of his late entrance into military activity; he was particularly skilled at organizing and inspiring troops, and was a skillful tactician; he was a sober, … Continue reading

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Sulla – The New Breed of Roman Dictator

A soldier of undoubted ability, Sulla was a brilliant and inventive tactician; a champion of the optimates and Marius’ chief rival; his dictatorship was harsh but less bloody than that of Marius; his conservative political reforms lasted less than ten … Continue reading

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England’s Finest Soldier!???

John Churchill Marlborough – 1st Duke of (1650 – 1722) Overly ambitious, self-serving, and sometimes arrogant, Marlborough was nevertheless one of the two or three finest soldiers England ever produced. He was a careful and very effective administrator, and an … Continue reading

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