The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough

The First Man in Rome: 1 (Masters of Rome)The First Man in Rome: 1 by Colleen McCullough
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great narrative of the fall of republic.
The detail of political intrigue in Rome is entertaining and detailed. I is nice to see a author who is bringing attention to other great Roman leader besides Julius Cesar. Marius and Sulla are major characters in Roman history but are frequently bypassed for the Rome’s most famous son.

The character development is deep and complex. Through Sulla, Marius and other characters, McCullough brings a beautiful demonstration of Roman psyche and social order.

The only reason I gave it 4 stars was due to the lack of sufficient military detail for battles and strategy. However, I do admit, if those were included, the book would 2000 pages long.

View all my reviews

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: