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The Ides of March
on 14 July 2010
Having read a few of the authors books before, I decided to give this one a go after finding the last hardback version on the shelves of Waterstones and I was glad I did.
Manfredi produces a very good novel all about the last few days of Julius Caesar and the conspirators who tried to bring him down and the allies who did what they could to defend him.
With his health begining to fade, Caesar struggles to maintain control of the senate and his physical being as those jealous of his popularity and rule try to grasp his power.
This book gives a version of what may have happenned to one of Rome's greatest leaders, who helped found one of the World's greatest Empires and was incredibly assasinated by envious fools, who tried to portray him as a narcissistic and omipitant man.
Manfredi writes in a particular style and being Italian has a unique view of all things Roman. The Ides of March is worth reading without doubt.