"As a story ... there can be no question of its success. ... While the beautiful love of Cornelia and Drusus lies at the sound sweet heart of the story, to say so is to give a most meager idea of the large sustained interest of the whole. ... There are many incidents so vivid, so brilliant, that they fix themselves in the memory" - The Bookman At the time of original publication in 1900, William Stearns Davis was Professor of Ancient History, University of Minnesota.