Roman history as a compelling tale of one Man's life., February 20, 2011
By Brian Heffron, KLCS TV, LA, Calif.littlehouse writer "the littlehouse"(Los Angeles, CA) -See all my reviews
This review is from:Imperator (Hardcover) This is the most interesting book about ancient Rome that I have ever come across. Thereason is that it is so accessible. The writer has obviously devoured vast amounts of Romanhistory, and Caesar's story specifically. His research is our gain as the book weaves awonderful tale that once you start you cannot put down. Caesar becomes a flesh and bloodperson before your eyes. His courage, his organization, his far seeing political abilities allcome to life on these pages. Really just a great, involving read. Highly recommended!
From Western civilization¶s greatest empire came history¶s most gifted and accomplished man.Emerging from a society populated by powerful men with great ambitions, against a backdrop of social change and political upheaval, one man stood as a giant among men. Almost more than aman, he was an irresistible force of nature."Imperator ± The Life of Gaius Julius Caesar" by Philip Katz is a fictional recreation of the lifeof the greatest of all Romans, Gaius Julius Caesar. It is a personal memoir, the inside story of hisworld as viewed through his eyes, written in the first person, suppressed by Caesar¶s successors,only to be rediscovered in modern times.Born to one of Rome¶s most prestigious families, Caesar went on to conquer all of WesternEurope in the name of Rome. He then conquered Rome to liberate his countrymen from a corruptSenate. Caesar¶s energy, intellect, and desire for achievement brought him the jealousy andanimosity of his peers along with enormous political opposition. Ultimately, his fight against thecorrupt, political establishment and his quest for a more sustainable society brought him intodirect conflict with the ruling class of Rome.Gaius Julius Caesar begins writing his life story on the heels of the Alexandrian war whilespending some time on the Nile in the company of Cleopatra, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt,