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I Am Livia - Phyllis T. Smith
I Am Livia
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Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration…At the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving herself an astute confidante, she becomes her father’s chief political asset—and... show more
Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration…At the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving herself an astute confidante, she becomes her father’s chief political asset—and reluctantly enters into an advantageous marriage to a prominent military officer. Her mother tells her, “It is possible for a woman to influence public affairs,” reminding Livia that—while she possesses a keen sense for the machinations of the Roman senate—she must also remain patient and practical.But patience and practicality disappear from Livia’s mind when she meets Caesar’s heir, Octavianus. At only eighteen, he displays both power and modesty. A young wife by that point, Livia finds herself drawn to the golden-haired boy. In time, his fortunes will rise as Livia’s family faces terrible danger. But her sharp intellect—and her heart—will lead Livia to make an unbelievable choice: one that will give her greater sway over Rome than she could have ever foreseen.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781477898826
ASIN: B00EZCY0LO
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
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Annie is reading ~
Annie is reading ~ rated it
4.0 Junish reads: I Am Livia, Phillys T. Smith
Everything depends on how much Phyllis Smith's "alternative" Livia can be approved or not by the single reader (if aware of the storiography about her). Livia Drusilla has been accused of all concerning his husband Octavianus, even his death. She has been accused too of almost all the accidental dea...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
Received through Kindle First Reads. This book was phenomenal. It was such a pleasure to read. I found it difficult to put down. I was immediately hooked on the storyline. On the whole it is hard for me to pinpoint exactly what made this book so great because it has so much going for it. But I think...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
4.0 Sympathetic look at historical villainess
I've never considered Livia, wife of Emperor Augustus, to be a very sympathetic figure. Popular culture tends to paint her as a cold, scheming woman but in Smith's hands, Livia is far more sympathetic, likable, and warm. As an enormous fan of Stephanie Dray's trilogy about Cleopatra's daughter, I ...
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