(From the publisher):
We find Caesar at the age of 25 captured by pirates as he sails to the Island of Rhodes to study rhetoric with the renowned Apollonius Molon.
In the encounter with Cutteróthe clever, bloodthirsty pirate and his band of assassinsóCaesar finds a new strength of purpose and an unexpected vehicle for him to hone his tactical skills, something he must develop if he is to equal or surpass his contemporaries. After all, weren't Crassus and Pompey the Great already famous generals in their twenties?
In eloquent and burnished prose, Vincent Panella has Caesar tell the story of his kidnapping and ransom and his solemn vow to avenge his forty days of captivity. It is a time when Caesar's self-doubt is at its peak.
It is in Caesar's final encounter with the wily pirate and his men that he is challenged to become himself at last.
Original title: Cutter's Island: Caesar in Captivity
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Egypt