Masters of Rome Series by Colleen McCullough

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  • The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome #1)
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    The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome #1)

    Colleen McCullough

    · 24 ratings · published 2008

    From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds comes a masterpiece of historical fiction that is fascinating, moving, and gloriously heroic. The reader is swept into the whirlpool of pageantry, passion, splendor, chaos and earth-shattering upheaval that was ancient Rome... more

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  • The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome #2)
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    The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome #2)

    Colleen McCullough

    · 20 ratings · published 2008

    In this great drama, Marius, the general who saved Rome from barbarian invasion and became consul an unprecedented six times, has fallen into decline. Sulla, his closest associate, has withdrawn himself from his commander's circle in preparation for his own bid for power. As a deadly enmity develops between the two men, Rome must fight its own battle for survival - first against her neighbouring Italian states, then against the barbaric Asian conqueror... more

  • Fortune's Favorites (Masters of Rome #3)
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    Fortune's Favorites (Masters of Rome #3)

    Colleen McCullough

    · 19 ratings · published 2008

    They were blessed by the gods at birth with wealth and privilege. In a time of cataclysmic upheaval, a bold new generation of Romans vied for greatness amid the disintegrating remnants of their beloved Republic. But there was one who towered above them all -- a brilliant and beautiful boy whose ambition was unequaled, whose love was legend and whose glory was Rome's. A boy they would one day call "Caesar."

  • Caesar (Masters of Rome #5)
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    Caesar (Masters of Rome #5)

    Colleen McCullough

    · 19 ratings · published 2008

    It's 54 BCE. Gaius Julius Caesar is sweeping thru Gaul, crushing the fierce, long-haired warrior-kings who stand in his way. His victories in the name of Rome are epic, but the leaders of the Republic are not pleased. They're terrified. Where will the boundless ambition of Rome's most brilliant soldier stop? He must be destroyed before he can overthrow the government & install himself as Dictator.

  • The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra (Masters of Rome #6)
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    The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra (Masters of Rome #6)

    Colleen McCullough

    · 18 ratings · published 2007

    A SWEEPING EPIC OF ANCIENT ROME FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THORN BIRDS With her renowned storytelling gifts in full force, Colleen McCullough delivers a breathtaking novel that is both grand in scope and vivid in detail -- and proves once again why she is the top historical novelist of our time. In the last days of the Roman Republic, Gaius Julius Caesar is both adored and despised -- but his rule is unshakable... more

  • Antony and Cleopatra (Masters of Rome #7)
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    Antony and Cleopatra (Masters of Rome #7)

    Colleen McCullough

    · 16 ratings · published 2008

    A sweeping epic of ancient Rome from the #1 bestselling author of "The Thorn Birds"In this breathtaking follow-up to "The October Horse," Colleen McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra, and in this timeless tale of love, politics, and power, proves once again that she is the best historical novelist of our time. Caesar is dead, and Rome is, again, divided... more

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