This week’s book recommendation comes from Thomas (9R)
This is a great book exploring the lust for power in Ancient Rome. It follows Marcus Cicero, a lawyer, who creates a very dramatic courtroom battle that could win him control of Rome. Harris tells the story through Cicero’s secretary showing the true power of Cicero’s oratory from a different perspective. This book is very gripping and tells an account that is both accurate and informative. He has cleverly written in a modern manner for such an ancient subject and used some of the oratory techniques that create a book that keeps its suspense throughout. This book keeps you on your toes, as it introduces many different people that all add texture into the story. Definitely a good book!