This is the story of Gaius Julius Caesar's relentless rise to prominence, beginning with his return to Rome in 68 BC. He comes prepared to dominate a new battlefield - the Roman Forum. But his victories are not limited to the Forum: he also conquers Rome's noblewomen. To Caesar, love is just another weapon in his political arsenal, and he is willing to sacrifice any woman on the altar of his ambition if it will advance his ultimate goal.
In the pantheon of best-selling authors, Colleen Mccullough has no equal. From the heights of 'The Thorn Birds' to the finely rendered 'Tim', no one has created more excitement. The first three novels in her acclaimed Masters of Rome series have all led up to this book. Here is the dramatic story of Julius Caesar and the Republic of Rome: a world that loved him, resented him, fought to destroy him - but never managed to ignore him.