• "McCullough's expert command of the historical facts from a broad range of ancient and contemporary sources makes this the kind of novel that tests and expands even an expert's knowledge of Roman history"

    James Hawking, Historical Novels Review
  • "This is a marvellous, sweeping story with all the familiar characters - Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Brutus et al - which brings the periods vividly alive, and retells a vital period in world history in a splendidly accessible way"

    Books Magazine
  • "[A] swiftly moving story ... packed full of political intrigue, romance, drama, and war"