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.
- Rom-Trilogie Vol.2
- Verlag: Arrow Books
- Seitenzahl: 464
- Ausstattung/Bilder: 2010. 464 S. 178 mm
- Abmessung: 178mm x 108mm x 25mm
- Gewicht: 250g
- ISBN-13: 9780099522690
- ISBN-10: 0099522691
- Best.Nr.: 29020185