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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 15 July 2007
Although I already knew rather well the history of the great Roman Civil War between Ceasar and the Senate, I still enjoyed this book mightily. The writing is good, the description of events precise and clear, the account balanced - in fact if anything the author is to complacent with Pompey and the Senate, who accumulated blunder after blunder, beginning by starting a war which could be avoided, with an enemy who was known for being extremely difficult to defeat.

The illustrations are good, and this includes the three colour plates - for once the topic of all the three is well chosen, in accordance with the desribed events and they are well done. Oh, of course, they were not made by the irremplacable Angus McBride or by Steve Noon (who is more into the modern wars) but they are really good. The valiant fight of the centurion Crastinus in the middle of the close combat at Pharsalus is particularly well described.

Al in all, this is a really great Osprey title - just one, very very minor remark: except a mistake on my part, there was no illustrations with a Ceasar sculpture, which would remind the readers less familiar with the topic, how this very controversial, but greatly gifted man, looked.
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