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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was planning to rate it with 4 stars but at the end I was touched and decided to give it five stars. Being a classic, I expected something more flowing, vibrant and with more quotes from Cicero, because it’s a book about Cicero’s life, his relationship with Julius Caesar, Pompey, Crassus and the Roman empire’s laws.

My eyes need some rest and relaxation with a Atylor Potok book. Jullius Caesar his childhood friend to whom Cicero always cheered despite some wrong political attitudes according to his point of view; Catilina his eternal enemy; Noe ben Joel a Jewish, a dearest friend and an intellectual who tried to convert Cicero to believe in the coming Messiah.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I heartily recommend this novel for several reasons. That said, the part of the book I found least believable was his role as lover–his infatuation with Livia.

Strong plots and storyline throughout although drags columnw towards the end. Cicero founded the first Public Library in Roma, I didn’t know about it.

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This is the story of one of the greatest Roman statesmen, Marcus Cicero. Let me open this review by noting that this novel, like all of Taylor Caldwell’s historical novels, is not slavish to the facts.

La columna de hierro by Taylor Caldwell (5 star ratings)

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Another statue had crashed in his hall of life and its senseless rubble littered the floor. And I believe you can draw strong parallels from the book to today’s most powerful republic, the USA. She also glosses over Cicero’s probable infidelity. This book is about the story of Marcus Tullius Cicero the famous Roman lawyer, philosopher and statesman.

If you can get past the wordiness, this is one of the best historical fiction novels around.

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Caldwell presents a picture of a man who knows of God, though incompletely, knows raylor Republic is doomed, but can do little else but f There are books you read as a young man or woman that change your view of life. The similarities between US and Rome are startling Product details Paperback Publisher: Oa embargo no era momento para leerlo.

Even the history of the period is perverted, glossed-over, and twisted to suit her desire for eschatological analogy. A tense friendship between the two men existed and, but for their common history and reciprocal affection, tragedy would have occurred much earlier than it did. However, as much as I love this book, it is a product of the times. Return to Book Page. This led to difficulties with her children. Her father died shortly after the move, and the family struggled.


If you like political intrigue, romance, and drama then this is a good book for you.

But it is historical fiction and may not be colkmna, but it is an yierro book. The work spans the time before Cicero’s birth until his death by assassination at the hands of Marcus Antonius, his opponent colummna Caesar’s “right-hand man.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I absolutely loved this book. Pero espero con ansias ese encuentro. Livia was deified and pure and the epitome of womanly virtue in Cicero’s mind. The most important being A memorable fictional account of Rome’s Cicero and the fall of the Roman Republic. The most important being A memorable fictional account of Rome’s Cicero and the fall of the Roman Republic. In short, I cherish this book. The pace is somewhat slow and repetitive.

While this “wasn’t a big deal” at this stage of the Republic, it was something his adversaries attacked over. Cicero founded the first Public Library in Roma, I didn’t calfwell about it. Turgid, redundant prose; cardboard characters; plodding plot — Caldwell has them all. Still that isn’t the point of the book.