Rome's leaders are frightened: the brilliant, ruthless Gaius Julius Caesar must be crushed before he can overthrow the government and become dictator. This magnificent novel opens in Gaul, scene of Caesar's magnificent victory over a fierce people. His conquest is in the name of Rome, but when the Senate refuse to give Caesar his due he marches upon his own country, an army prepared to die for him at his back. As Colleen McCullough's evocative, compelling portrayal draws us ever further into the powerful, dangerous and passionate world of ancient Rome, one figure emerges supreme: the extraordinary, tragic genius Caesar, a man who changed his world.
About the Author
Colleen McCullough was born in western New South Wales in 1937. A neuroscientist by training, she worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into ten years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the USA. In 1974 her first novel, Tim, was published in New York, followed by the bestselling The Thorn Birds in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the acclaimed Masters of Rome series. In 1980 she settled in Norfolk Island, where she lives with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.
"Incomparable ... Engrossing ... Breathtakingly detailed ... McCullough has triumphed again" Chicago Tribune "Hail, Colleen McCullough! She once again gives Caesar his due ... Caesar reveals Julius Caesar and the author at the height of their powers ... With all its Machiavellian machinations and its eye for entertaining history, McCullough latest novel merits the allegiance of her legions of fans" Columbus Dispatch "A thoroughly Romanized epic novel ... Her version of history marches through the tumultuous years from 54 to 48 B.C. withoutmissing any of the significant military and political landscape ... McCullough also fleshes out the marbled-over characters of Pompey, Cato, Cicero, Brutus, Mark Anthony and others as they try to deal with the near-infallible Caesar. And Caesar himself ... [is] brilliant, ambitious, ruthless and fascinating" The New York Times Book Review
Series: Masters of Rome S.
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: August 2003
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.523