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Julius Caesar

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Greatest Ancient Leader

    When Theodore Ayrault Dodge, the American Civil War historian known for his love of the ancient generals, dubbed Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar “great captains” in 1889, imperial ambition was some- thing to be admired. Today, after...

  • HistoryNet

    Julius Caesar at War

    Charismatic leadership and brilliant tactics gained Caesar an empire and made him ruler of Rome. PHARSALUS, GREECE, 48 B.C. For several days, Julius Caesar had watched the army of his fellow Roman but bitter enemy Pompey (Gnaeus Pompeius...

  • Military History Magazine

    His Own Worst Enemy

    Mark Antony’s victories and political alliances with Julius Caesar and Octavian set his star on the rise—until Cleopatra pulled down the shades. Marcus Antonius (83–30 bc) would have been no one’s pick to become a great leader of...

  • Military History Book Reviews

    Book Review: Caesar’s Greatest Victory

    John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville review the 52 BC siege of Alesia, fought in present-day central France...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    Before telegraph, telephone, and radio, how did the ancients exert battlefield command and control?...