The First Man in Rome Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

The First Man in Rome


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063019799

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The First Man in Rome Book Description :

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.

The First Man in Rome Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

The First Man in Rome


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781857915

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The First Man in Rome Book Description :

110 BC: The world cowers before its legions, but Rome is about to be engulfed by a vicious power struggle that will threaten its very existence. At its heart are two exceptional men: Gaius Marius, prosperous but lowborn, a proud and disciplined soldier emboldened by his shrewdness and self-made wealth; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a handsome young aristocrat corrupted by poverty and vice. Both are men of extraordinary vision, extreme cunning and ruthless ambition, but both are outsiders, cursed by the insurmountable opposition of powerful and vindictive foes. If they forge an alliance, Marius and Sulla may just defeat their enemies, but only one of them can become First Man in Rome. The battle for Rome has just begun. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

The First Man in Rome Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The First Man in Rome


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2008-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061582417

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The First Man in Rome Book Description :

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.

Masters of Rome Collection Books I   V Book

Masters of Rome Collection Books I V


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 4928
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781859391

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Masters of Rome Collection Books I V Book Description :

The world cowers before its legions, but the fate of Rome hangs in the balance. From the marbled columns of the Senate to the squalid slums of the Subura, the city is about to be plunged into a conflict that will set rich against poor, Roman against Italian, father against son, a conflict destined to destroy the Republic but leave, in its stead, an Empire. From the seven hills of Rome to the Sahara desert, from Britannia to Bithynia, here is the stuff of legend: unbearable cruelty, martial brilliance, murderous ambition and heroic destiny. Colleen McCullough's epic MASTERS OF ROME captures the soul of Rome in a way no other writer has ever managed. Included in this box set are the novels: THE FIRST MAN IN ROME. THE GRASS CROWN. FORTUNE'S FAVOURITES. CAESAR'S WOMEN. CAESAR. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

The Grass Crown Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

The Grass Crown


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063019805

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The Grass Crown Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns us to an age of magnificent triumphs, volcanic passions, and barbaric cruelties. Throughout the Western world, great kingdoms have fallen and despots lay crushed beneath the heels of Rome's advancing legions. But now internal rebellion threatens the stability of the mighty Republic. An aging, ailing Gaius Marius, heralded conqueror of Germany and Numidia, longs for that which was prophesied many years before: an unprecedented seventh consulship of Rome. It is a prize to be won only through treachery and with blood, pitting Marius against a new generation of assassins, power-seekers, and Senate intriguers—and setting him at odds with the ambitious, tormented Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once Marius's most trusted right-hand man, now his most dangerous rival.

Caesar Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Caesar


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063019836

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Caesar Book Description :

In the long, fabled history of Rome, never was there one more adored -- yet more feared -- than Gaius Julius Caesar. Invincible on the field of battle, he commands the love and loyalty of those who fight at his side and would gladly give their lives for his glory. Yet in Rome there are enemies everywhere orchestrating his downfall and disgrace. Fanatical rivals like Cato and Bibulus would tear Rome asunder just to destroy her greatest champion -- using their wiles, position, and false promises to seduce others into the fold: vacillating Cicero, the spineless Brutus ... even Pompey the Great, Caesar's former ally. But only ill fortune can come to the "Good Men" who underestimate Caesar. For Rome is his glorious destiny -- one that will impel him reluctantly to the banks of the Rubicon ... and beyond, into triumphant legend.

A Creed for the Third Millennium Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

A Creed for the Third Millennium


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063019782

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A Creed for the Third Millennium Book Description :

Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr. Judith Carriol finds the man she has been seeking: a deliverer of hope in a hopeless time who can revive the dreams of a shattered people; a magnetic, compassionate idealist whom Judith can mold, manipulate and carry to undreamed-of heights; a healer who must ultimately face damnation through the destructive power of love.

An Indecent Obsession Book

An Indecent Obsession


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063019775

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An Indecent Obsession Book Description :

To the battle-broken soldiers In her care, nurseHonour Langtry is a precious, adored reminder of theworld before war. Then Michael Wilson arrives under acloud of mystery and shame to change everything. Adamaged and decorated hero, a man of secrets andsilent pain, soon he alone possesses Honour's selflessheart -- inciting tense and volatile passions that canonly lead to jealousy, violence, and death.

Imperium Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Imperium


  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0743293878

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Imperium Book Description :

From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.

Augustus Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Augustus


  • Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780297864264

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Augustus Book Description :

Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years before dying peacefully in his bed. The system he created would endure for centuries. Yet, despite his exceptional success, he is a difficult man to pin down, and far less well-known than his great-uncle, Julius Caesar. His story is not always edifying: he murdered his opponents, exiled his daughter when she failed to conform and freely made and broke alliances as he climbed ever higher. However, the peace and stability he fostered were real, and under his rule the empire prospered. Adrian Goldsworthy examines the ancient sources to understand the man and his times.

The Man from Pomegranate Street Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Man from Pomegranate Street


  • Author : Caroline Lawrence
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444003666

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The Man from Pomegranate Street Book Description :

September AD 81. Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detectives investigate this mystery, they little dream how much their lives - as well as the future of Italy - will be changed as a result.

In the Name of Rome Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

In the Name of Rome


  • Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300221831

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In the Name of Rome Book Description :

A definitive history of the great commanders of ancient Rome, from bestselling author Adrian Goldsworthy. “In his elegantly accessible style, Goldsworthy offers gripping and swiftly erudite accounts of Roman wars and the great captains who fought them. His heroes are never flavorless and generic, but magnificently Roman. And it is especially Goldsworthy's vision of commanders deftly surfing the giant, irresistible waves of Roman military tradition, while navigating the floating logs, reefs, and treacherous sandbanks of Roman civilian politics, that makes the book indispensable not only to those interested in Rome and her battles, but to anyone who finds it astounding that military men, at once driven and imperiled by the odd and idiosyncratic ways of their societies, can accomplish great deeds.” —J. E. Lendon, author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

Security in Roman Times Book

Security in Roman Times


  • Author : Cecilia Ricci
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317058021

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Security in Roman Times Book Description :

Using literary, epigraphic, numismatic and iconographic sources this book investigates the safety devices that were in place for the protection of the emperor and the city of Rome in the imperial age. In the aftermath of the civil wars Augustus continued to provide for his physical safety in the same way as in the old Republic while, at the same time, overturning the taboo of armed men in the city. During the Augustan age, the division of the city into 14 regions and 265 vici was designed to establish control over the urban space. Augustus’ successors consolidated his policy but the specific roles of the various military or paramilitary forces remain a matter for debate. Drawing on the testimony of ancient authors such as Tacitus and Suetonius and on material evidence, the volume examines both the circumstances in which these forces intervened and the strategies that they adopted. It also examines the pre-Augustan, Augustan and post-Augustan sense of ‘securitas’, both as a philosophical and a political concept. The final section expands the focus from the city of Rome to the Italian peninsula where the security of the emperor as he travelled to his country residences required advance planning and implementation.

The Man on a Donkey Book

The Man on a Donkey


  • Author : H.F.M. Prescott
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784977702

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The Man on a Donkey Book Description :

Sir John Uvedale had business at Coverham Abbey in Wensleydale, lately suppressed, so he sent his people on before him to Marrick, to make ready for him, and to take over possession of the Priory of St. Andrew from the Nuns, who should all be gone by noon or thereabouts. In 1536, Henry VIII was almost toppled when Northern England rose to oppose the Dissolution of the Monasteries. An enthralling novel about a moment in history when England's Catholic heritage was scattered to the four winds by a powerful and arrogant king.

The Storm Before the Storm Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Storm Before the Storm


  • Author : Mike Duncan
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610397223

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The Storm Before the Storm Book Description :

The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants, barbarian chieftains, and despotic kings. Through the centuries, Rome's model of cooperative and participatory government remained remarkably durable and unmatched in the history of the ancient world. In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved to be its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled: rising economic inequality disrupted traditional ways of life, endemic social and ethnic prejudice led to clashes over citizenship and voting rights, and rampant corruption and ruthless ambition sparked violent political clashes that cracked the once indestructible foundations of the Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, The Storm Before the Storm dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.

Caesar s Women Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Caesar s Women


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781857946

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Caesar s Women Book Description :

Rome, 68 BC: Caesar has returned to Rome. Having cut his teeth campaigning in the East, his sites are now set on a new battlefield: the Forum Romanum. This war will be waged with rhetoric and seduction, weapons Caesar will wield with cunning and ruthlessness. Cuckolding political enemies is but a tactic in a broader strategy: Caesar knows that the key to Rome lies with its noblewomen. Whether the powerful, vindictive Servilia, whose son Brutus deeply resents his mother's passionate and destructive relationship with Caesar, or his own daughter Julia, Caesar is prepared to sacrifice them all on the altar of his own ambition. Caesar's women will make his name, and one of them will seal his fate. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

Our Man in Rome Book
Score: 3
From 20 Ratings

Our Man in Rome


  • Author : Catherine Fletcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448129522

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Our Man in Rome Book Description :

1527. Gregorio 'The Cavalier' Casali is Henry VIII's man in Rome. An Italian freelance diplomat, he charmed his way into the English service before he was twenty. But now he faces an almighty challenge. Henry wants a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and Casali must persuade Pope Clement VII of his master's case. Set against the backdrop of war-torn Renaissance Italy, Our Man in Rome weaves together tales from the grubby underbelly of Tudor politics with a gripping family saga to reveal the extraordinary true story behind history's most infamous divorce. Through six years of cajoling, threats and bribery, Casali lives by his wits. He manoeuvres his brothers into lucrative diplomatic postings, plays off one master against another, dodges spies, bandits and noblemen alike. But as the years pass and Henry's case drags on, his loyalties are increasingly suspected. What will be Casali's fate? Drawing on hundreds of unknown archive documents, Our Man in Rome reconstructs his tumultuous life among the great and powerful at this turning point for European history. From the besieged Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome to the splendours of Greenwich Palace, we follow his trail in the service of Henry VIII. Lavish ceremony and glamorous parties stand in contrast to the daily strains of embassy life, as Casali pawns family silver to pay the bills, fights off rapacious in-laws and defends himself in the face of Anne Boleyn's wrath. This vivid and compelling book will make us think anew about Henry, Catherine and the Tudor world.

The October Horse Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The October Horse


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743214698

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The October Horse Book Description :

In her new book about the men who were instrumental in establishing the Rome of the Emperors, Colleen McCullough tells the story of a famous love affair and a man whose sheer ability could lead to only one end -- assassination. As The October Horse begins, Gaius Julius Caesar is at the height of his stupendous career. When he becomes embroiled in a civil war between Egypt's King Ptolemy and Queen Cleopatra, he finds himself torn between the fascinations of a remarkable woman and his duty as a Roman. Though he must leave Cleopatra, she remains a force in his life as a lover and as the mother of his only son, who can never inherit Caesar's Roman mantle, and therefore cannot solve his father's greatest dilemma -- who will be Caesar's Roman heir? A hero to all of Rome except to those among his colleagues who see his dictatorial powers as threats to the democratic system they prize so highly, Caesar is determined not to be worshiped as a god or crowned king, but his unique situation conspires to make it seem otherwise. Swearing to bring him down, Caesar's enemies masquerade as friends and loyal supporters while they plot to destroy him. Among them are his cousin and Master of the Horse, Mark Antony, feral and avaricious, priapic and impulsive; Gaius Trebonius, the nobody, who owes him everything; Gaius Cassius, eaten by jealousy; and the two Brutuses, his cousin Decimus, and Marcus, the son of his mistress Servilia, sad victim of his mother and of his uncle Cato, whose daughter he marries. All are in Caesar's debt, all have been raised to high positions, all are outraged by Caesar's autocracy. Caesar must die, they decide, for only when he is dead will Rome return to her old ways, her old republican self. With her extraordinary knowledge of Roman history, Colleen McCullough brings Caesar to life as no one has ever done before and surrounds him with an enormous and vivid cast of historical characters, characters like Cleopatra who call to us from beyond the centuries, for

Fortune s Favorites Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

Fortune s Favorites


  • Author : Colleen McCullough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063019812

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Fortune s Favorites Book Description :

With incomparable storytelling skill, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough brings Rome alive in all her majesty—and illuminates the world of those favored by the gods at birth. In a time of cataclysmic upheaval, a bold new generation of Romans vied for greatness amid the disintegrating remnants of their beloved Republic. They were the chosen...and the cursed—blessed with wealth and privilege yet burdened by the dictates of destiny in a savage struggle for power that would leave countless numbers crushed and destroyed. But there was one who would tower above them all—a brilliant and beautiful boy whose ambition was unparalleled, whose love was legend, and whose glory was Rome's: a boy they would one day call "Caesar."

Cassius Dio s Forgotten Histor of Early Rome Book

Cassius Dio s Forgotten Histor of Early Rome


  • Author : Christopher Burden-Strevens
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-11-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004384552

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Cassius Dio s Forgotten Histor of Early Rome Book Description :

Cassius Dio’s Forgotten History of Early Rome brings together ten studies on the literary, historiographical, rhetorical, and generic and textual dimensions of the least explored section of Dio’s enormous history of Rome: Books 1–21.