Cato versus Caesar

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About the author:
Brian Igoe (MA in law from Cambridge University in England, so thinks he can write...) is very much a family man who has four sons and three granddaughters and celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary last year. He never even thought about writing anything more than a diary or a professional document until he retired. That momentous event left him with time to write for fun, almost exclusively history, sometimes presented in novel form. He writes either Irish history (he is Irish) or Southern African, since he lived in Zimbabwe for thirty years - he still thinks of that beautiful country as home even though he now lives in the UK. And now, of course, Roman History. Apart from history, a passion since his schooldays, his other great passion has been flying light aircraft, which is how he survived the years of the Liberation Struggle, or so he says! That, and computers. He was involved with running an automated dairy herd on a Kaypro "portable" computer in 1983 and has never looked back. That was why he took to eBooks as soon as he came across them, and now everything he writes is available as either eBook or paperback.

Cato versus Caesar

And their Roads to Empire

Authored by Mr. Brian M Igoe M.A.
Edition: 2

This is the first book in The Empire series, books about various unusual Roman Emperors. The second book, Augustus, will be out later this year.
This one is a story, a true story which I always think are the best of stories. A Story of Ancient Rome. An Adventure Story, perhaps?
It is a story of two protagonists, Julius Caesar and Marcus Cato. They represented two opposing philosophies, both dedicated to the same end, the recovery of the health of the Roman Republic which was in their day unwell. Both men were fighters, Caesar on the battlefield where he was arguably the greatest tactician ever and certainly of his times, and plucked many a victory from the jaws of defeat. Cato fought in the Senate. There he opposed Caesar and everything he stood for. It wouldn't have needed much, a different decision by Caesar on crossing the Rubicon for example, to have made Cato pre-eminent in history and Caesar just a byword. These are their 'memoirs'. A sample chapter can be read on my website at

The book takes the form of alternating chapters written by each of the two protagonists. The action covers a wide geographical range, from North Africa in the south to England in the north, from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Greece in the east.

Publication Date:
1539062511 / 9781539062516
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Ancient / Rome

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