by Robert HarrisBook : Fiction  |  1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
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Cicero´s rise and fall   (2010-07-07)
"The body of a child was pulled from the River Tiber, close to the boat sheds of the republican war fleet". He was felled from behind by a hammer, his throat was cut and his body eviscerated. A dense atmosphere full of mystery and horror wafts through the opening of Robert Harris' Lustrum, the second...
In this sequel to Imperium, Cicero has been elevated to a one-year position of Consul, the highest elected political office during Rome's republican period. Told from the point of view of Tiro, Cicero's slave and secretary, this novel is the story of that year. The backdrop is Rome 63 B.C.E., a time...