(Cicero). But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller. Laws are silent in times of war. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. There was a time when Cicero held Caesars life in the palm of his hand. Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Ciceros life is in ruins.