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Caesar by Colleen McCullough
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Mar 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: greeks-and-romans-too

Servilia death watch: disappointing (DIE BITCH!)

Could just have easily be called Pompey. The parts with Caesar were the most interesting of course* but the rest of it moved along pretty quickly too. Usually with these books there are about five or six story lines that are marginally connected going on at once but here there's only Caesar, the Gauls (which is over fast enough), Pompey, and a little Cleopatra thrown in around the edges. I have no idea how to pronounce a lot of the Gallic names but after reading all the untranslated Spanish by McCarthy and untranslated everything by Eco, I've developed a pretty good skill for Letting It Go.

*By this point Caesar > Sulla. But still... Alexander > Caesar. It's in the name people. (Doesn't count for Pompey, he gave himself the Magnus and he's a dumbass.)

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