The First Man in Rome
With extraordinary narrative power, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough sweeps the reader into a whirlpool of pageantry and passion, bringing to vivid life the most glorious epoch in human history. When the world cowered before the legions of Rome, two extraordinary men dreamed... show more
With extraordinary narrative power, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough sweeps the reader into a whirlpool of pageantry and passion, bringing to vivid life the most glorious epoch in human history. When the world cowered before the legions of Rome, two extraordinary men dreamed of personal glory: the military genius and wealthy rural "upstart" Marius, and Sulla, penniless and debauched but of aristocratic birth. Men of exceptional vision, courage, cunning, and ruthless ambition, separately they faced the insurmountable opposition of powerful, vindictive foes. Yet allied they could answer the treachery of rivals, lovers, enemy generals, and senatorial vipers with intricate and merciless machinations of their own—to achieve in the end a bloody and splendid foretold destiny . . . and win the most coveted honor the Republic could bestow.
Publish date: November 11th 2008
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
Series: Masters of Rome (#1)
There is something terribly reassuring about being in politics to enrich oneself. It's normal. It's human. It's forgivable. It's understandable. The ones to watch are the ones who are in politics to change the world. They do real damage, the power-men and the altruists. I've always been hesitant ab...
Series: Masters of Rome #1 Well that was a badass senatorial decree (Senatus Consultum de republica defendenda). More seriously, this book is hard to describe. It mostly follows Gaius Marius’s career and the start of Lucius Cornelius Sulla’s. It’s ambitious, entertaining, and gives a good sense ...
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This is the first book in the seven book Masters of Rome series dealing with the last century of the Roman Republic, from 110 to 30 BC. At the start of The First Man in Rome we meet Gaius Julius Caesar--the grandfather of his namesake the famous general. This family patriarch marries one daughter to...
Whew! 2 months later I can finally put this book to rest. It was quite the endeavor. Rome is alive in McCullough’s novel. She is an amazing writer and researcher. I’m incredibly impressed with the amount of detail she put into this book. There is a true sense of reality because she didn’t skim over ...