Faber and Faber, London, 1966. 171p. Cloth wrps. Initials stamp, date and personal library mark on free endpaper. Alfred Duggan gives a lucid summary of the political position in Rome before Caesar came to prominence, setting against a constantly changing background the story of his rise to Consulship, of his brilliantly successful campaigns in Gaul and Britain, of the defeat of Pompey, and the crossing of the Rubicon which made him master of all Italy. As, with each successful campaign, his power increased, so did the opposition towards him grow, until there came at last the dramatic conspiracy and the assassination. A masterly picture of Caesar and his times, showing not only Caesar's great qualities as a leader, but also something of his life and character.' (Publishr's information).