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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani 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 Cornelius Sulla eat dinner together with their wives, and discuss the threat presented by Mithridates VI of Pontus and Tigranes II of Armenia 2009 .


  2. Karla Karla says:

    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 informi 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 of Pontus was an absurd figure as only megalomaniacal Eastern potentates can be, young Julius Caesar was an annoying precocious prat I ve never really cottoned to him , and Young Pompey was to put it simply adorbz He has always gotten my non Sullan cottoning to. Illustration McCullough There were a lot of things that had fallen down the memory hole over the past 10 years since I last read it, and so the entire book didn t feel like I was retreading old ground There s simply so much covered wars, debates, laws, assassinations, elections, negotiations, murders, exiles, taxes, trials, and slaughters that it s impossible to retain every conversation, every detail These books will never get old and never entirely familiar.The early scene between Sulla and Aurelia, however, has been burned into my memory for the past 17 years Stupid, virtuous woman I always want it to end differently, as in lots of sweaty grappling without a moment of hesitation or regret But alas.Probably my most favorite aspect of this book, as well as the entire series since it applies to nearly every character The voices and attitudes McCullough gives these long dead people never ceases to amuse me I love what she puts into their mouths, though if one has a huge bugaboo about even a whiff of anachronistic dialogue, maybe they wouldn t feel the same If someone saying, Don t worry, I wouldn t miss that fiasco for anything has your hand clutching at the pearls, then remind yourself that if it was linguistically accurate, you d be reading it in Latin P In my world, Quintus Sertorius can use whatever the hell mid 19th century theatrical vocabulary he wants because ONE EYED BADASS.The joyride of murder, intrigue, and politics by Hot Dead Language Guys will continue in Fortune s Favorites It s Golden God Pompey s turn to shine Wheeee D


  3. Nate Nate says:

    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 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 of seriously controversial and potentially dangerous reform in the aim of repairing relations between Rome and the Italian Allies, and little Caesar continues to be creepily precocious or precociously creepy, I still can t decide Also, Aurelia stays firmly in her Aurelia mold, which isindescribable In the far east, King Mithridates VI of Pontus is about to start some serious shit Obviously the history and people here are eternally fascinating, and McCullough has the brains, prose and research to render the definitive fictional account of the most fascinating and tumultuous period of this legendary city s existence Wow, I got worked up pretty quick there didn t I It s this old Australian lady, manor it could be that I m listening to Prince s Do Me Baby as I write this The man messes with brain chemicals, and no question.These books are a serious literary feast They re stuffed with justeverything Politics, war, architecture, tradition, sex, complex interpersonal relationships and dramatic events great and small are on every page No one could question McCullough s research and you re gonna learn every possible thing about this era of Rome that you can imagine and a ton you can t The political system of Republican Rome was seriously complex and this woman has allowed even a clueless pleb such as myself an understanding of how it worked I probably mentioned this in my review of the first book, but her liberal use of maps, diagrams and portraits all created by the author herself will also help your understanding and mental recreation of this fascinating, dead world I do have to say her portraits can be a bit hinky looking excepting the obviously author revered Sulla I looked ahead at the portrait of Vercingetorix from Caesar and almost fucking threw up In that particular instance, hewing so closely to the historical portrait from a coin was probably not a good idea This is of course from another book though, and the worst offenses such as Mithridates are excusable The author is obviously gifted and clearly loves her chosen subject, and it shows even in these amateur portraits.The characters are vividly drawn and even complex Even when I find them repulsive, the Romans are constantly entertaining to read about Constantly conquering shit, scheming and gossiping and stealing, murdering each otherit s clear why the Roman world has so fascinated us and been so prevalent in our fiction That said, you probably aren t gonna get very close emotionally with these people as you may have in other historical novels Take Sulla, for instance He s a joy to read, and my love for the underdog certainly wants to see him succeed despite all the snobbish two faced haters in the Senate, but the dude is honestly fucking abhorrent He s clearly a sociopath and remorseless murderer, as well as a pretty heavy misogynist despite being loved by women, and I m confident in including the author as one of these women It s a mixed experience and often an uncomfortable one, but one gets the sense that this is really how it was in this world None of these traits were necessarily even considered particularly reprehensible So morbidly gripping.I do have a couple of relatively minor complaints the dialogue can be a bit stiff and exposition heavy Also, McCullough clearly doesn t have much of an interest in Roman military matters the marches and battles of the constant warring are certainly referenced and depicted, but too often it s in the form of secondhand relation or a quick glossing over I am an unrepentant nerd when it comes to ancient military and these episodes could certainly have been depicted withdetail and depth I get that not everyone is interested in these things but there is absolutely no way to get around the fact that Rome s military and its wars were an absolutely crucial factor in its rise to such heights of power In a book where a gossipy letter can take up five to six pages we should not be blasting through fucking MAJOR BATTLES in a couple sentences It s just not good enough to say and then Marius and his army ran really quick up the Via Appia and slaughtered the shit out of the Samnites and everyone was stoked When I look at the whole of this epic story, though, these complaints can seem kind of nitpicky, though If the rest of the series continues with this kind of epic quality I really don t see the reason for me to read another fictional account of the era Which is closeminded and dumb, but this lady is good


  4. Jeff Dickison Jeff Dickison says:

    The first 200 pages of this is so boooring, then it picks up and becomes a very good book with intermittent boring parts The story of the rivalry between Sulla Gaius Marius is exciting and leads to horrendous acts of cruelty McCullough is a very good writer Another problem is the plethora of Roman names with a cast of thousands that makes it very difficult to keep track of the characters Recommended to history buffs The first 200 pages of this is so boooring, then it picks up and becomes a very good book with intermittent boring parts The story of the rivalry between Sulla Gaius Marius is exciting and leads to horrendous acts of cruelty McCullough is a very good writer Another problem is the plethora of Roman names with a cast of thousands that makes it very difficult to keep track of the characters Recommended to history buffs


  5. Megan Megan says:

    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 death a few days into this consulship hide spoiler However, this is not his story While he does get quite a bit of page time, it s here that the character of Sulla really starts to shine and come into his own in terms 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 death a few days into this consulship hide spoiler However, this is not his story While he does get quite a bit of page time, it s here that the character of Sulla really starts to shine and come into his own in terms of political power This is the point where he steps out of Marius military shadow and starts to hold his own, and McCullogh has created such a fascinating and complicated character with him We also get a lot of important secondary characters come to the forefront of the novel, particularly as a good chunk of it deals with the so called Social War a civil war between Rome and Italian allies who were sick of hiding in Rome s shadow and wanted the rights to Roman citizenship Marcus Livius Drusus really stands out as a strong character, and I loved reading about him and his family It s also within this novel that, for those who know their Roman history unlike me, whoops , McCullough introduces the very young characters of Cicero, Young Cato, Young Pompey and Crassus, and it s interesting to see how these men start to find their own way in the world and navigate Roman politics We also get to take a few trips to the East, seeing the rise of Mithridates VI, king of Pontus For many years, he was a significant thorn in the side of the Romans, posing a significant threat to their strength in the East Both Marius and Sulla take separate trips to Mithridates court in Sulla s case, accompanied by a Roman army as well and it offers up a brief respite from suburban Rome, too, providing a perspective in the novel that isn t Roman Like The First Man in Rome before it, The Grass Crown is a significantly long novel both being over 1,100 pages My interest did wane slightly at various times, picking up at others, but the last 300 pages long enough to be a novel in itself were probably the best part of the novel Even if there wasn t always action in the form of battles or wars occurring on the page, there was always some kind of political action and it was just as riveting and intense as reading a full blown battle I m not going to spoil it for those few people who, like me before reading, have no idea of the course of Roman history at this particular time There s a whoooooole lot of shit that goes down, and the point at which the novel ends is a significant precipice one that I m eagerly waiting to jump off in the next book, Fortune s Favorites All that you do need to know is that you re in for a hell of a ride


  6. Douglas Douglas 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 just start with Julius Caesar This book mostly covers the period of the dictator 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 just start with Julius Caesar This book mostly covers the period of the dictator Sulla s rise to fame, the twilight of the great Gaius Marius, and the early childhood and adolescence of both Julius Caesar and Pompey Magnus


  7. Konstanze Konstanze says:

    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 sub 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 andthanks to inept and unfriendly teachers , but I devoured and loved every single word in this book I do wish McCullough had spenttime 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 seeof Marius decent into madness instead reading about characters telling other characters about this madness, but these are minor nitpicks in light of this fantastic series of books


  8. Tom Tom says:

    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 andblood.McCullough creates vivid, believable and lovable characters, and avoids getting bogged down in historical detail showing off , but w 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 andblood.McCullough creates vivid, believable and lovable characters, and avoids getting bogged down in historical detail showing off , but works in an appropriate level of detail to enrich the story without losing the strong narrative line.Unfortunately, the parallels with modern American politics are scary and sad the usual quote forget doomed repeat it.Top notch Historical Fiction


  9. Jane Jane 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.


  10. Campbell Campbell says:

    I ve always found the Italian Civil War very confusing I still find it very confusing, but I think I understand it a little better now.


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