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Excellent viewpoint

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-15

I have read a number of biographies and accounts of the period of Rome from the 1st to the 2nd triumvirate.

Hearing it, quite often in the exact (well, ok, translated) words of Cicero gives a new vantage and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Author manages to sympathise with Cicero without making him flawless which adds a depth I sometimes find lacking in biographical works.

I got lost very occasionally in some of the names of minor figures but not to great detriment.

Narration excellent which is too often not the case in such works.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

VERY enjoyable

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-11

Just to reinforce what has been written so far. I would say you need to give it a couple of hours to really get going (the only reason it isnt at 5* and i would give it 4.5 if i could). After that though it is all good, great even, and has a good ending which can sometimes be Kings' self-confessed failing. Worth it by a long chalk.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful