Born in Rome around 100 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar grew up to lead of one of the world's greatest empires. A boy of fierce drive and ambition, he was tutored from the age of six. The teenage Gaius became head of his household at 16 and master of his own destiny. Caesar joined the military and at 22 he returned to Rome to begin his unstoppable rise to power. This National Geographic World History Biography leads readers through the intriguing world of Ancient Rome, with a time line, graphic illustrations of historical events, and maps of Rome and its far reaching empire.
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About the Author
Ellen Galford is the author of many books for children, including Picture That: The Trail West. She has worked as a children's book editor and television researcher, and has also taught writing workshops; and journalism courses for high-school and college students. Born and educated in the United States, she now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.