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Imperium: From the Sunday Times bestselling author (Cicero Trilogy, 4)

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I like a good political story from time to time, and Roman politics seem to have been pretty brutal. The reader is transported into the heart of political battles and moral dilemmas, feeling each triumph and setback as if they were occurring in real time.

The writing is good, but not lyrical; after reading John Williams’ excellent “Augustus” ( https://www. It must have seemed hipocritical to Cicero later when Pompey and the optimates opposed Julius Caesar on the grounds that he was attempting to take sole control of the empire, although the book ended with Cicero's election to consul.

e. consuls had imperium and so did an army commander but he only held it outside the city and laid it down before crossing into the city of Rome. Cicero is summoned to the house of Metellus Pius, pontifex maximus, and requested to prosecute Catilina over his extortion as governor in Africa.

They are suspicious of the veracity of the meeting's notes but Tiro convinces them by recording their own conversation using his shorthand script and in the early hours of the morning a deal is struck between the 'new man' and the aristocrats. The exciting, dramatic story of one of history's most famous events—the death of Julius Caesar—now placed in full context of Rome's civil wars by At the age of forty-two, the youngest age permitted to achieve the supreme imperium of the Roman consulship, the 'new man' has achieved his ultimate ambition.Esta, en concreto, se divide en dos partes, la primera hasta su elección como edil, y la segunda hasta su nombramiento como cónsul. Married to an aristocratic wife, Terentia Varrones, Cicero often walked a thin line with his efforts to thwart the designs of rich governors who plundered provinces or attempted to bribe their way into office or out of trouble. Told by Cicero's former house slave and secretary, Tiro, it maintains a distance to the characters that I prefer in Historical Fiction.

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