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The First Man in Rome
The First Man in Rome | Colleen McCullough
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With extraordinary narrative power, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough sweeps the reader into a whirlpool of pageantry and passion, bringing to vivid life the most glorious epoch in human history. When the world cowered before the legions of Rome, two extraordinary men dreamed of personal glory: the military genius and wealthy rural "upstart" Marius, and Sulla, penniless and debauched but of aristocratic birth. Men of exceptional vision, courage, cunning, and ruthless ambition, separately they faced the insurmountable opposition of powerful, vindictive foes. Yet allied they could answer the treachery of rivals, lovers, enemy generals, and senatorial vipers with intricate and merciless machinations of their ownto achieve in the end a bloody and splendid foretold destiny . . . and win the most coveted honor the Republic could bestow.
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toofondofbooks
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What I was reading 6 years ago. If you are into Roman history I highly recommend McCullough's Masters of Rome series. It is excellent.

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I feel intimidated by this book. Anyone want to read it with me? Pretty please 🙏🏼

arubabookwoman Do you like historical fiction? Did you like the Thorn Birds? If yes you will probably like this. I loved this when I read it years ago, and used to rush home from work to read it. I read the whole series. The Roman names do take some effort to get used to though. 1y
Tove_Reads @arubabookwoman Yes, I loved Thornbirds. I‘ve also read Tim and The Touch. 1y
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toofondofbooks
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Hubby gave me this folded book a few Christmases ago (the book is a copy of Jane Eyre) I ❤ it and it was fun to do also.

DrexEdit You have Colleen McCullough's Rome books on your shelf and are reading SPQR. You must have a mild obsession with Roman history like I do. 2y
toofondofbooks @DrexEdit very much so! 2y
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The only good news this week! My books from awesomebooks arrived. Will open after work whit a glass of red in my hand. I really needed this mail! 15 📚 💝💝💝

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I read this book many years ago. I loved it. That's the main thing I remember.
#acityinthetitle #uncannyoctober @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Well that's always a good thing to remember! 2y
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Even though she wrote the Thorn Birds I had no idea Colleen McCullough was one of the #australianauthors. Learned something new again! #feistyfeb

ApoptyGina69 I've owned this for years and haven't read it yet. 3y
RealLifeReading 🙌🙌 3y
Texreader @RealLifeReading Thank you for your monthly challenges! I so enjoy them (most of the time). Sometimes I'm at a bit of a loss. But I've enjoyed learning new things. 3y
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I read a review of this that mentioned the author's "dated prose style". I figured that meant "no sentence fragments" and immediately ordered a used copy.

I'm enjoying it quite a bit (I was right about the sentence fragments), but a Kindle version would be nice. It's heavy!

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