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

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

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

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Even if there isn’t much room in this kind of narrative for atmosphere, Harris managed to make what can sound a bit dull (preparing a corruption trial and campaigning for the senate elections) pretty riveting – even if I already knew how the story unfolded. Harris makes use of a lot of contemporary British slang here, almost as if this book has been translated into vernacular—which, in a sense, I suppose it must be, given that if Tiro had really written these words, they would be in Latin, not English!

Crassus and Pompey are evenly matched against one another, with each having enough supporters to veto the bill if required. Harris has a slave, Tiro as his narrator, who we can accept has more limited knowledge than Cicero, allowing Harris to get away with some info-dumping. 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.There isn't a strong sense of Republican Rome and this could have been a contemporary novel rather than 'historical' as far as atmosphere went. Imperium е първата от тилогията книги, които романизират живота на Цицерон и описват именно политическите процеси, довели първо до ерозията, а не след дълго и до пълното унищожение на демокрацията в Рим - и възкачването на първия император. Cicero has to fight it out at the Temple of Castor and eventually wins against a biased jury, surprisingly supported by Catulus, the hard and snobbish old senator who is, nevertheless, "a patriot to his marrow.

Con mucha ficción, pero también con bastante parte histórica, por lo que me lo he pasado en grande, además de haber aprendido datos interesantes sobre el personaje y sobre este fascinante periodo. Men like Pompey and Julius Caesar who are looking to destroy democracy for a military dictatorship and absolute power.Verres goes into exile and Hortenius makes a written offer of one and a half million which Cicero and his team reject. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The corrupt nature of the Senate upset me as I realised how much of the law was bought by those with money. Throw in dozens of Roman names which make it hard to keep track of the plot, and the complications of the Roman voting system, and the momentum built up in the first half of the book completely fizzles out in the second. I was so disappointed by the two very different Parts that I longed to give the book 3 stars to punish it.

I had kind of come to admire Catalina as the misunderstood sometimes-rascal presented in Steven Saylor's Gordianus the Finder mystery, "Catalina's Riddle". Not sure though if I'll ever go to read the rest, but then I've read just enough Roman history to know how it pans out in the end.Tenía buenas críticas y apareció en un artículo de esos del País de “10 libros que hay que leer de …”.

Harris's ability to create suspense is unparalleled, even though the outcome is a matter of historical record. At this point Rome was a republic and Cicero’s declared life goal was to reach the highest elected political office, that of Consul. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history. In effect, the author has mixed known historical events with fragments of real speeches and extracts from letters to weave a compelling account of this time. 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

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