Caesar's Women

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W. Morrow, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 696 pages
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"Caesar's Women is the story of Gaius Julius Caesar's rise to prominence in his world, beginning with his return to Rome in 68 B.C. as he prepares to dominate a new battlefield - the Roman Forum. The wars he fights within it are waged with words, plots, schemes, and metaphorical assassination. Today's ally may be tomorrow's foe; everything shifts and changes within this political arena." "Caesar's victories are not limited to the Forum, however. Penned inside Rome for these memorable ten years, Caesar also conquers Rome's noblewomen. Yet the one thing he never gives to any of the women who love him or want him is himself. To Caesar, love is just another weapon in his political arsenal. He is as willing to sacrifice his daughter on the altar of his ambition as he is ready to seize other means of moving toward his ultimate goal - to be the greatest of all Rome's First Men." "Was he villain, or was he hero? That argument is still being debated today, for Caesar has never ceased to fascinate the passing generations. Caesar's Women reveals the man behind the legend, and displays a world that, despite its alien trappings echoes our own too closely for comfort."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

This was really a good book ... I wish I'd read it in the right order ... now I feel like I need to go back and re-read Caesar. Oh well. I like the domestic side and the political intrigues better than I like the battle stuff so this one was for me. I just wish they were shorter!!! Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I liked this one a bit less than the earlier books in the series. This is actually the fourth book in the Master of Rome series. Earlier ones focused on key predecessors to Caesar in the late Roman ... Read full review


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Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Holy Cross College and the University of Sydney. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine but had an allergic reaction to the antiseptic soap that surgeons use to scrub. She decided to study neuroscience and established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Mel Gibson. During her lifetime, she wrote 25 novels including The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, the Masters of Rome series, and Bittersweet. The Thorn Birds was adapted into a U.S. television mini-series in 1983, which won four Golden Globe awards. She died after a long illness on January 29, 2015 at the age of 77.

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