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Recommended for: Susanna - any one who is into ancient Rome
Read from March 06 to 20, 2011
** spoiler alert **
My particular version is 1950 READERS UNION LIMITED; 198 pages
Foreword by the author - Historical reconstruction is not among the primary aims of this work.
This opens with Caesar bitching about being overlord to extensive domain and population yet restricted by the gods, priests and their holy-days, thunderclaps and a favourable chicken's gizzard.
It is making him depressed.
This is very clever and am promising myself a re-read sooner rather than later as there are so many layers and I'm sure to have missed lots. A keeper for sure.