In December 2019 I traveled to Egypt to do research for the Eye of Isis novels, a series set in Alexandria in the time of Cleopatra.
In Hathyr news came of Caesar’s victory over Pharnaces, and of Caesar’s report of the battle to the Senate and People of Rome. “‘Veni, vidi, vici?’” Apollodorus said. “It’s amusing, certainly, but that use of the first person—‘I came, I saw, I conquered’—must have annoyed the hell out of Cato and the rest of those dreamers still hoping for a return of the Republic.” — Death of an Eye, 2018
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