Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome (Paperback)

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    Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.
    Spanning a thousand years, and following the shifting fortunes of two families though the ages, this is the epic saga of Rome, the city and its people.
    Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of the city's first thousand years -- from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capitol of the most powerful empire in history.Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city by the Gauls, the invasion of Hannibal, the bitter political struggles of the patricians and plebeians, and the ultimate death of Rome's republic with the triumph, and assassination, of Julius Caesar.
    Witnessing this history, and sometimes playing key roles, are the descendents of two of Rome's first families, the Potitius and Pinarius clans: One is the confidant of Romulus. One is born a slave and tempts a Vestal virgin to break her vows. One becomes a mass murderer. And one becomes the heir of Julius Caesar. Linking the generations is a
    mysterious talisman as ancient as the city itself.
    Epic in every sense of the word, Roma is a panoramic historical saga and Saylor's finest achievement to date.

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    ISBN 9780312377625
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 555
    Publisher Date 2008-03-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2007
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Language English
    Subtitle The Novel of Ancient Rome
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Saylor, Steven
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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