Imperium : A Novel of Ancient Rome (Paperback)

Author: Harris, Robert

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A tale inspired by the writings of Tiro, Marcus Ciceros confidential secretary, traces the life of the famous ancient Roman orator and philosopher from his beginnings as a radical young lawyer through his competitions with such figures as Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus in the political arena. Reprint. *Author: Harris, Robert *Subtitle: A Novel of Ancient Rome *Publication Date: 2007/08/07 *Number of Pages: 305 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743498661
SKU 203526946
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0743498666
Release Date 8/1/2007
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"[Robert] Harris's description of Rome's labyrinthine, and sometimes deadly, political scene is fascinating and instructive...[and] the action is relentless."
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Annotation Told from the point of view of Marcus Cicero's slave and secretary, IMPERIUM tells the incredible story of Cicero's rise to power in ancient Rome, where only his wits can help him outmaneuver Julius Caesar and Marcus Crassus in the often-deadly politics of the Republic. Robert Harris delivers another detail-rich and utterly gripping historical novel, a fascinating glimpse into the world's greatest empire.
Editors Note In his "most accomplished work to date" (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and right-hand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero's extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome.On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggledstranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by thecorrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome's most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas inhistory, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice -- defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.
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