> Skip to content
  • Published: 4 January 1989
  • ISBN: 9780140445091
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

The Civil Wars




Taken from Appian's Roman History, the five books collected here form the sole surviving continuous historical narrative of the era between 133-35 BC - a time of anarchy and instability for the Roman Empire. A masterly account of a turbulent epoch, they describe the Catiline conspiracy; the rise and fall of the First Triumvirate; the murder of Julius Caesar; the formation of the Second Triumvirate by Antonius, Octavian, and Lepidus; and brutal civil war. A compelling depiction of the decline of the Roman state into brutality and violence, The Civil Wars portrays political discontent, selfishness and the struggle for power - a struggle that was to culminate in a titanic battle for mastery over the Roman Empire, and the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra by Octavian in 31 BC

  • Published: 4 January 1989
  • ISBN: 9780140445091
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

Related titles