A gripping and intrinsically interesting story line, enriched with an enjoyable spattering of broader contemporary facts and contexts aiding the further understanding of the classical world - and admittedly more distantly, today's Middle East /USA relationship. The parallel theme of "dirty War" technology in the ancient world alone justifies the read. In other words much more than just a biography of a fascinating ancient player!
Pass - some reminiscence of Hannibal biographies, but Hannibal's elephants are somewhat passé compared to the Author's treatment of ancient poisons and trickery
On reflection none in particular stand out more than any other - all were enjoyable
"Dirty War" ancient style
For most listeners this book may pretty well bully its way into your 'must read' recommendations - molto piacevole!
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