Antony and Cleopatra (Masters of Rome, Book 7) 

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Antony and Cleopatra (Masters of Rome, Book 7)

Description: Mark Antony, famous warrior and legendary lover, expects that he will be Julius Caesar's successor. But when Caesar is murdered, his 18-year-old nephew, Octavian, is named as his heir. No one, least of all Antony, expects Octavian to last; but his youth and slight frame conceal a remarkable determination and a sharp strategic mind. Under Octavian's rule, the empire is divided, with Antony responsible for the fabulously rich East. There he meets Cleopatra, who is still mourning Caesar, her lover and the father of her only son. Despite his marriage to Octavian's sister, Antony is fascinated by the Egyptian queen. Drawn together by grief, ambition, passion, and politics, they begin a very public love affair, and the tension between Antony and Octavian, already simmering, soon threatens to erupt into war.
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The October Horse (Masters of Rome, Book 6) 

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The October Horse (Masters of Rome, Book 6)

Description: Caesar may be the nominal protagonist of this last novel in a series of six chronicling the demise of the Roman Republic, but the presiding spirit is that of Octavian (later Augustus), Caesar's successor and Rome's first emperor. McCullough's Octavian is as complex and gifted as her Caesar, but far less moral, just or merciful-a fitting ruler for a Rome grown too unwieldy for republican government. Blessed with the same immediacy and breezy style that made the tumultuous first century B.C. come alive in previous volumes (The First Man of Rome; Caesar: Let the Dice Fly; etc.), McCullough's heady novel begins with Caesar as dictator of Rome. Brilliant, ruthless, ascetic in his habits and devoted to the welfare of Rome, he enacts a series of reforms while consolidating his power and fathering a son with Cleopatra. The Egyptian, here portrayed as spoiled and shortsighted but passionately in love with Caesar, is just one in a panoply of richly imagined characters: Cato, obdurate republican and traditionalist; Mark Antony, a crass brute with a streak of animal cunning; decent Brutus, batted between his mother, the poisonous Servilia, and Porcia, his vengeful wife. Caesar is a bit too perfect in McCullough's telling, and Antony too monstrous; the novel also suffers from a sameness of voice throughout. But the skillfulness of McCullough's portrait of Octavian will make readers wish more novels were in the offing. Introduced as a guarded, talented youth, he is transformed by Caesar's assassination into a merciless, retributive man-or perhaps he simply shows his true colors. The book ends in a dark blaze of vengeance with his pursuit and destruction of Caesar's assassins.
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Ceasar (Masters of Rome, Book 5) 

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Ceasar (Masters of Rome, Book 5)

Description: A breathtaking epic novel rich in action, intrigue, and history, "Caesar" brings to life the noblest Roman of them all. Even as Gaius Julius Caesar sweeps across Gaul, his enemies plot his downfall and disgrace. But Rome holds for him a destiny that will catapult him into legend.
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Caesar's Women (Masters of Rome, Book 4) 

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Caesar's Women (Masters of Rome, Book 4)

Description: New York Times best-selling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conquest. His victories were legend in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him influence. He sacrificed his beloved daughter on the altar of ambition. He burned for the cold-hearted mistress he could never dare trust. Caesar's women all knew and feared his power. He adored them, used them, destroyed them on his irresistible rise to prominence. And one of them would seal his fate.
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Fortune's Favorite (Masters of Rome, Book 3) 

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Fortune's Favorite (Masters of Rome, Book 3)

Description: Return to ancient Rome, where politics, ambition, and greed collide in the fortunes of two fiercely powerful men: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great general who returns from exile to be installed as dictator, and then stuns Rome with his startling self-imposed retirement; and Pompey, the young scion of an enormously powerful rural family, who determines to leapfrog over the traditional milestones to Roman political pre-eminence by any means necessary. Passionate, ambitious, and larger than life, these men play out their fortunes against rebellious elements in Spain, dangerous rumblings in the East and the doomed slave revolt of the tragic figure Spartacus. But a greater threat to their place in history awaits - the fiery young warrior Julius Caesar, exploding now into manhood, his priest's robe shed in a most surprising manner. A newcomer to military glory and the Senate, he earns a formidable reputation as diplomat, lawyer and politician.
In fascinating and unrivaled grandeur, Fortune's Favorites sows the seeds of Caesar's terrible rivalry with Pompey, and sets into motion the events which will finally enable him to tower over history for all time.
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The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome, Book 2) 

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The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome, Book 2)

Description: Throughout the Western world, great kingdoms have fallen and despots lay crushed beneath the heels of Rome's advancing legions. But in this age of magnificent triumph and barbaric cruelty, internal rebellion threatens the stability and survival of the mighty Republic. And an aging, ailing Gaius Marius, heralded 'conqueror of Germany and Numidia, longs for that which was prophesied many years before: an unprecedented seventh consulship of Rome. It is a prize to be won only through treachery and with blood, pitting Marius against a new generation of assassins, powerseekers and Senate intriguers -- and setting him at odds with the ambitious, tormented Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once Marius's most trusted right-hand man, now his most dangerous rival.
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The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome, Book 1) 

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The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome, Book 1)

Description: Colleen McCullough's magisterial series of historical novels about the Roman Empire begins with THE FIRST MAN IN ROME, which details the careers of Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, who ruled Rome, each in his own way, with far-reaching effects. McCullough has immersed herself in the Roman world, and the details of not only political intrigues but dress and food and neighborhoods, even sexual mores, ring with a compelling authenticity. She also includes maps and illustrations (drawn by herself), a glossary of Latin words, and a pronunciation guide, plus a fascinating Author's Note at the end that sheds light on her research and other relevant matters.
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Tim 

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Tim

Description: Mary Horton is a successful career woman in her forties, presenting a determinedly unadorned and self-contained image to the outside world in the belief that she can live without friendship and love. Tim Melville is a young man with the physical beauty, power and grace of the classical ideal, but he has the mind of a child. They are drawn to one another from their first chance meeting, enjoying a growing friendship which, sadly, arouses suspicion in the minds of those who wish to protect Tim. Although threatened, their unique relationship retains its essential stregth, demonstrating that their lives are, above all, their own.
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El Pajaro canta hasta Morir (El Pajaro Espino) 

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El Pajaro canta hasta Morir (El Pajaro Espino)

Description: En la Australia casi salvaje de los primeros años del siglo XX, se desarrolla una trama de pasión y tragedia que afecta a tres generaciones. Una historia de amor –la que viven Maggie y el sacerdote Ralph de Bricassart– que se convierte en renuncia, dolor y sufrimiento, y que marca el alto precio de la ambición y de las convenciones sociales. Una novela que supusó un verdadero fenómeno y que ha alcanzado la categoría de los clásicos.
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