Cutter's Island

Cutter's Island
Cutter's Island

Cutter's Island

Caesar in Captivity
By Vincent Panella

FICTION

192 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

ISBN 9780897335881

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2009)
Academy Chicago Publishers

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Overview

Most of us are familiar with the Caesar of Shakespeare and Shaw. We know him primarily as the manipulative warlord and statesman. But what about the Caesar of Plutarch and Suetonius – historians who dealt with Caesar as a young man? Here, in this stunning novel, written with all the excitement and eloquence of an epic poem, we find Caesar at the age of twenty-five captured by pirates as he sails to the Island of Rhodes to study rhetoric with the renowned Apollonias Moon.

Reviews

"Panella's opus matches the film Gladiator in its vigorous, viscerally affecting depiction of ancient Rome." — Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Panella has been a reporter and freelance magazine writer. He teaches writing at Vermont Law School.