This is a great book and essential reading if you want to understand what was happening in the final decades of the Roman Republic. Great men are forged by troubled times. Read morePublished 3 days ago by 50HudsonCommodore
The life and times of Cicero and his comptemporaries a look at the machinations of Roman politics during Cicero's lifetimePublished 14 days ago by Ruben M. Garcia
Good book. A lot of detail about the transition from Republic to dictatorship.
Lots of names to keep track of and confusing because of the way the ancient Romans named their... Read more
As a lay person interested in ancient Rome, I've learned you cannot go wrong with Anthony Everitt. This is an excellent read and provides another view into the years in which Rome... Read morePublished 3 months ago by cowpens06
Anthony Everitt provides an insightful account of Cicero's life and his role in a critical period of Rome's history. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eitic
Great story telling. Great research. And a great man.
As the Republic turned into the Empire, and then the emperor is murdered - an upper middle class guy reaches too... Read more
If you know it or not this guy was a modern sort of fellow in that he was a sleazy politician who was just as sneaky and manipulative as any scumbag politician whore that we have... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Edward Santilli
I can't debate the merit of this versus other books on Cicero because this is the first one I read. Clearly the main events of the historical period and their relevance are there,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by ThornyCactus
First off let me say that Anthony Everitt is a great author....if you have not read his other books...you should. Read morePublished 7 months ago by P. Greco