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  1. says:

    The Grass Crown Masters of Rome 2 , Colleen McCulloughThe Grass Crown is the second historical novel in Colleen McCullough s Masters of Rome series, published in 1991 The novel opens shortly after the action of The First Man in Rome Gaius Marius and Lucius Corne...


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    I used to think this book was greater than The First Man in Rome, but now that I ve re read it again, I have to say that it s not exactly as good as I thought it was First Man rose in my estimation on a re read, this was slightly lowered, so now I think they re pretty much even.The elements that make it great are all here, except for one I d forgotten that Publius Rutilius Rufus letters barely make an appearance and I sorely missed them Not that he dies, but he s in no position to be informing others in the farflung provinces of what s going on in Rome So that job falls to others and they simply don t have Rufus voice in their missives When there are no letter opportunities, the exposition is dumped into the narrative and it tended to get ponderous especially towards the end when Sulla and Marius are trying to checkmate each other and armies get shifted and elections are held and things move very fast At times it felt like I was reading an ancient historian rather than dramatic fiction.So that was the only problem I had with it, and the disappointment was a slight bummer.Other than that, it was the same old glorious fun Sulla was his lusciously sociopathic self, Marius descent into homicidal insanity was sad and terrifying at the same time, Mithradates o...


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    Edit 9 12 14 I m kind of doing a quick run through of this again before tackling Fortune s Favorites to refresh myself on the billion people, places and events and I have to admit I was probably being a bad moody, picky little bitch when I gave this four stars originally Shameful It certainly deserves five stars When you have a book that veers from vicious, sprawling oratorial battles in the Senate to profound psychological portraits of truly legendary people to scenes like the one in which Mithridates beshits himself on his royal barge because one of his other boats bumped into it you have something special I m just sad this series has to eventually end when the Republic dies and it doesn t continue on with the Emperors.Original Review McCullough s utterly fucking magisterial series continues with this moody entry Sulla continues his amoral, body piling struggle up the cursus honorum, Marius struggles to remain in power to fulfill the prophecy of his seventh consuslship while also battling with his own sanity, Marcus Livius Drusus launches his plan ...


  4. says:

    Ok, I can admit it I m an ancient Rome junkie, and Colleen McCullough is my dealer Nobody not even the venerable Robert Graves, or Marguerite Yourcenar, can write a crackling, entertaining AND factually nails on story of Ancient Roman politics, history and characters like McCullough Thanks to her books I can describe the difference between a praetor and a consul, and understand that great Roman leaders didn t jus...


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    4.5 stars exhales slowly wow The last 300 pages were the very definition of intense The Grass Crown picks up basically where The First Man in Rome left off, and covers the period up to the point of Marius seventh and final consulship view spoiler and, also, his d...


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    This is the second book in McCullough s series of books on the fall of the Roman Republic and rise of the empire under the Caesars In terms of style and substance, it s similar to The First Man in Rome, dealing with the same characters and themes, albeit later in their lives.Where as Marius was the primary character and Sulla was secondary in the first book of the series, the two trade places here Marius is older and will soon be sidelined by a younger generation and a stroke Moreover, his unprecedented series of consulships has earned him nothing but enemies among the upper crust of Roman society While he has built his reputation by earning the love of the people, Marius world is the world of the senatorial class, and they fear him and the mob that loves him.Sulla, who despises the masses that he lived among for so long, is driven to distraction by their preoccupation with Marius Oddly enough, he is also jealous of the negative attention that Marius draws from the senatorial class Although a master of manipulation and deceit, it becomes painfully clear that Sulla does not feel insecure because he fears losing power he has been driven to attain power in a futile attempt to quell his feelings of insecurity Sulla is a real mess, and no amount...


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    I am, quite frankly, in awe of the amount of research and detail that went into this book This is how historical fiction should be respecting the uniqueness of cultures far removed from ours, but unflinching in the face of the alienness and brutality that were inherent to these periods unlike the pretty costume fests that historical fiction is usually Quite frankly, after studying Greek and Roman history for a semester I vowed I d never spent a single minute on it again less due to the subject itself and thanks to inept and unfriendly teachers , but I devoured and loved every single word in this book I do wish McCullough had spent time discussing what a monumental turn in history Sulla s decision to lead his army on Rome was she did, of course, but the last 300 pages of the book felt rushed to me I d have liked to see of Mariu...


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    Wow, 800 pages and where did it go Ms McCullough does an outstanding job of bringing Republic Rome to life Excellent character development, fast moving, hooking plot and all based on true events and historic reasearch.This second book in the series covers Lucius Cornelius Sulla s rise to being First Man, and then things go nuts Blood, blood and blood.McCullough creates vivid, believable and lovable characters, and avoids getting bogged down in historical deta...


  9. says:

    A mixed bag Flashes of genius interspersed with long stretches of tedium and density Rise of Sulla and Fall of Gaius Marius List of characters woefully incomplete Line drawings good but maps and diagrams poor I do not understand reasoning for all the very positive reviews 2.5 5.


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    I was a horrible classics student I barely read the books and I couldn t remember the dates or names of anything other than the obvious characters and events But I could remember fun details and things that were amusing to me Killing someone by pouring molten gold down their throat is one of those things So when Mithridiates tells a consul who knows what his name was, SEE SEE you ll get your precious gold, I squealed OH SHIT clapped my hands with glee, and giggled for the rest of the scene There might be something seriously wrong with my psychology But when I told Patty, the one who lent me the book, all this, she just said psh, that s why we re friends So I might be psychotic but I m not alone I still like Sulla Even though he murders people because he gets bored And I m glad he didn t get killed yet because I still want Yes, even though he broke up with Metrobius So much happens in this book, which is good since it s a thousand fucking p...

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