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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conquest.
His victories were legend in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him influence. He sacrificed his beloved daughter on the altar of ambition. He burned for the cold-hearted mistress he could never dare trust. Caesar's women all knew and feared his power. He adored them, used them, destroyed them on his irresistible rise to prominence. And one of them would seal his fate.
©2008 Colleen McCullough (P)2004 Simon & Schuster
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By Abigail J. Hirst on 04-18-12

Wish there was more.

I loved the story. The only fault, in my opinion, was that it was abridged. I would have liked to have spent more time with the characters and their machinations. Michael York was great as the narrator. I'm definitely looking for more that he has done.

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By Carrol on 10-28-17

Great book

I wish they had the October horse because it is the next to the last book in the series

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