Julius Caesar's life was so full of excitement and achievements that this book about him can be read as a thriller. It keeps the reader wondering what extraordinary thing Caesar will do next. The times in which he lived provide added color and interest, as Isenberg recreates Rome, the bustling and intrigue- filled center of Mediterranean civilization.
Beyond the stirring plot line, Caesar illuminates crucial historical events. Rome has shaped modem Western culture in many ways, and Caesar's life had enormous impact upon Roman history. Caesar brings an important historical period to life, offering insights into the modern world as well as ancient Rome.