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The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough
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Aug 27, 2009

really liked it

Ok, I can admit it - I'm an ancient Rome junkie, and Colleen McCullough is my dealer. Nobody - not even the venerable Robert Graves, or Marguerite Yourcenar, can write a crackling, entertaining AND factually nails-on story of Ancient Roman politics, history and characters like McCullough. Thanks to her books I can describe the difference between a praetor and a consul, and understand that great Roman leaders didn't just start with Julius Caesar. This book mostly covers the period of the dictator Sulla's rise to fame, the twilight of the great Gaius Marius, and the early childhood and adolescence of both Julius Caesar and Pompey Magnus.
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Marge I like your "junkie" comment. It's too bad we can't have a Roman history "junkie" convention. Wouldn't that be fun?

Wendy Fink I'd be there. there is not enough "product" out there for us!

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