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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.
I tried reading this during my college years and was just overwhelmed by the large cast of characters with unfamiliar Latin names. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Trobador
Definitely better than average...but not great. My background relevant to this book is that I had having seen the BBC television series before reading the book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by peaslick
To be honest, I found the subject interesting, but the book boring. Turned out my husband didn't manage to finish it either.Published 5 days ago by R. Hellinga
I loved the dramatization of this book when it played on Masterpiece Theater. As a book, I found it cumbersome and hard to follow..Published 5 days ago by Tempe Mrs
If you are a fan of ancient Rome and Roman politics this book is your cup of tea. I found it interesting to read about the machinations of politics in Roman times. Read morePublished 5 days ago by J. Becker
One of the top two or three best historical fiction novels ever written.Published 7 days ago by RSL