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Graves did a wonderful service by breathing new life into these fascinating historical characters.
The book is easy to read and extremely entertaining; I highly recommend it to anyone with a love of history and political intrigue.
Graves used classical source material when writing this book - Livy, Plutarch, Tacitus, Suetonius and Josephus.
Classic novel for anyone interested in Ancient Rome. Must have intelligence to read though, not for the weak mindedPublished 4 hours ago by sdbauer
Watching people suffer and die over the course of generations certainly doesn't bode much fun, but with the setting being ancient Rome and the storyteller one Robert Graves, you... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Slokes
Simply a classic concerning the days of Rome as an Empire. Easy to read and keep up with all the characters, though many unknown to the average reader. Read morePublished 5 days ago by mike
Reading this felt like being there. If learning history was always this intriguing, we might all be history bufffs! Read morePublished 6 days ago by docjack
I happen love ALL historical novels and this was one of the best. Loads of detail and presented in a very logical/consistent manner.Published 7 days ago by Dan D. Shaw
It was very well written. Kept my
attention. Makes me want to read other books from this author. A very good book. I would definately recommend this book.
I ordered the book after watching the series starring Derek Jacobi as laudius.
R. Graves is a good writer.
Though I found parts of this book slow going, and skipped some of the middle chapters, it gave me a profound appreciation for the Stoic disposition. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Joy Schwabach