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Weak in the city,
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Slightly disappointed by comparison with Marius I and II. Turney is great at describing battles but the parts of this book set in and around Rome are weak. He does not seem to have studied city life in Rome in enough detail, especially when compared with the Falco books. An example is the paucity of household slaves throughout especially in the bath-house and house-burning episodes. The house layout in the latter is also improbable. And while I can just about accept senior infantry officers wearing breeches on campaign in Gaul I find it unlikely that they should do so in the city. Finally the love interest (Lucilia) is unsubtle and sketchy.