The fourth volume in McCullough’s epic Rome series. This is Gaius Julius Caesar’s story, beginning with his return to Rome in 68 BC to take on a new battlefield – the Roman Forum.  Here wars are waged with words, plots, schemes and metaphorical assassinations as the ‘battlefronts’ shift and change day by day.  It is also the story of the women in his life:  Brutus’ mother Servilia, his lover; his mother, daughter and the Vestal Virgins of Rome. Contains maps and illustrations:  Colleen McCullough  brought the famous names of Roman history to life as real people. Cover art by John Rush.