From the author of the captivating bestseller The First Man in Rome,
the timeless saga of power, passion, and conflict in Ancient Rome continues.
The magnificent glory of Republican Rome is threatened when a struggle
for power erupts among the men who shaped its hard-won peace. At its center are
two extraordinary leaders: Gaius Marius, the general who saved Rome from
Barbarian invasions, desperately trying to extend his reign for a prophesied
and unprecedented seventh term as Consul; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once
Marius’ most trusted right-hand man, now a dangerous rival hungry for his own
taste of political success.
As the two men battle for position, they are surrounded by a new
generation of statesman, soldiers, and lovers, from Senate intriguers and their
ambitious wives to the child of destiny, Gaius Julius Caesar.
An absorbing tale
of a Republic fighting for its survival in a world of treachery, barbarism, and
never-ending war, The Grass Crown is a remarkable entry in Colleen
McCullough’s brilliant and unprecedented series on the rise and fall of the
world’s greatest civilization.
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