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Lustrum: (Cicero Trilogy 2) - Cicero Trilogy (Paperback)
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Lustrum: (Cicero Trilogy 2) - Cicero Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 08/07/2010
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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.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099406327
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Harris is the master. With Lustrum, [he] has surpassed himself. It is one of the most exciting thrillers I have ever read" -- Peter Jones * Evening Standard *
"Harris communicates such a strong sense of Imperial Rome - the book is awesomely well-informed about the minutiae of everyday life" * Guardian *
"Thoroughly engaging ... The allure of power and the perils that attend it have seldom been so brilliantly anatomised in a thriller" * Sunday Times *
"Harris never makes his comparisons between Rome and modern Britain explicit, but they are certainly there. And that's the principal charm of his ancient thrillers - their up-to-dateness" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Magnificent ... Better than Robert Graves's Claudius novels" -- Allan Massie * Standpoint *

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“wonderfully written”

the master that is robert harris has a written a masterpiece which is deeply detailed, with roman politics, corruption and power, each character is made into flesh by the way they are described and also their dialogues.

Hardback edition
8th February 2010
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“2nd installment of a great series about Cicero”

Lustrum is the 2nd book Harris's written about Cicero. If "Cicero" doesn't ring a bell, don't worry! The book is fiction, based on historical facts.
[Cicero is by the way a politician and an... More

Paperback edition
5th August 2010
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“o tempora! o mores!”

Harris’ Cicero novels are among his very best, in my opinion. He catches the atmosphere, machinations and tone of politics in the late Roman Republic to perfection. Better still, his portrayal of Cicero is among the... More

Paperback edition
7th November 2017
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