Caesar, Cicero and Cleopatra: What really happened?
4.5 stars – 6 Reviews
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Fictional account of last years of Caesar and his relations with Cicero and Cleopatra. Stays close to historical facts as we know them, but fills in the blanks.
“. . . . Though this is strictly speaking a work of fiction, the bulk of the story is rooted in fact, has plenty of research behind it, and even includes quoted speeches by Cicero. . . . Readers will see Caesar as a contemplative, intellectual, compassionate man, with a black sense of humor and a motivation not to cement his own legacy, but to make Rome as great as it could possibly become.. . . .Aside from being a quality read, the author has created a tale that is still politically relevant as it is historical . . . . The balance of fact and fiction make this book fascinating and engaging simultaneously, bringing a man over 2,000 years old new life after so many years. . . .” Review by Michael Radon for The US Review of Books