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‘Laws are silent in times of war.’

There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero’s life is in ruins.

Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles.

His comeback requires wit, skill and courage – and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome.

But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others.

Riveting and tumultuous, DICTATOR encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man – a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.

Fiction & Literature
October 8
Random House

Customer Reviews

DAG1446 ,


This is simply a terrific read, based as it is on historical fact, but here there is flesh on the bones of history. Read all three volumes of the trilogy, and be both thrilled and moved at the conclusion. I was sad to end Cicero's journey.

PJ Cowie ,

The culmination of a brilliant trilogy...

.... Though not sure why this same book on its day of publication is £4 more expensive on iBooks than in a rival e-book seller's online store. It is, moreover, £3 more expensive than buying the hardback edition! Disappointing.

Although I don't agree with Harris entirely in his portrayal of the great man, it's fair to say that the author has successfully captured the feel of the decaying Republic, without over-egging the details. A brilliant and accessible way for the uninitiated to enjoy the political thrills of this critical period in Western history.

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