Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Robert Harris 0743498666 9780743498661
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In his most accomplished work to date (Los Angeles Times), master ofhistorical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compellinglife of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biographywritten by his household slave and right-hand man, Tiro, Imperium followsCiceros 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 falsepretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only thegreat senator Marcus Cicero, one of Romes most ambitious lawyers andspellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated bythe villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthyof 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 foughthis way to the top using only his voice -- defeating the most daunting figuresin Roman history.

Author: Robert Harris

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 305

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: 2007-08-07

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