Imperium

Imperium

A Novel of Ancient Rome

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'Masterful' Sunday Times

Ancient Rome is the setting for the stunning new novel from Robert Harris, the number one bestselling author of Fatherland , Enigma , Archangel and Pompeii .

When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history.

The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

This is the starting-point of Robert Harris's most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top.

Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781409021629
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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