Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome Author Robert Harris
ISBN-10 0743498666
ISBN-13 9780743498661
Year 2007-08-07
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Pocket
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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome 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 righthand man Tiro Imperium follows Ciceros extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome On a cold November morning Tiro opens the door to find a terrified bedraggled stranger begging for help Once a Sicilian aristocrat the man was robbed by the corrupt 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 Romes 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 in history and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voicedefeating the most daunting figures in Roman history

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