Lustrum: (Cicero Trilogy 2)

Robert Harris

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Cornerstone

Published: 08-07-2010

£8.99

It was Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power – Cicero is consul; Caesar, his ruthless young rival; Pompey, the republic’s greatest general; Crassus, its richest man; Cato, a political fanatic; Catilina, a psychopath; and, Clodius, an ambitious playboy.

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Rome, 63 BC.In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic’s greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy.The stories of these real historical figures – their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes – are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master’s secrets – a dangerous position to be in.From the discovery of a child’s mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.

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Weight 0.319 kg
Dimensions 29 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 464