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By A Customer
This review is from: Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic (Hardcover)
So much information should have been dry and difficult, but instead really comes to life. Reading this book allows you to get a real feel for the (many, many) characters involved in this period of change for Rome.
I especially liked the way that you get to understand the motivations of those involved and how the nature of Roman society and its own history affected peoples behaviour, aspirations and actions.
The parallels with more recent history are plain for all to see, but this aspect is not itself part of the text - leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions.
A must have for anyone interested in history at all, not just that of Rome.