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Imperium - Robert Harris
Imperium
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In his "most accomplished work to date" (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and right-hand man, Tiro, Imperium... show more
In his "most accomplished work to date" (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and right-hand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero's extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome's most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice -- defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743498661 (0743498666)
ASIN: 743498666
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Cicero (#1)
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 My KYD Reads ... or: Harry Potter, and What Else I read in March 2018
A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game! I had a wonderful time, while also advancing -- though with decidedly fewer new reads than I'd origianlly been planning -- my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women). ...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.5 Not exactly a review
I loved listening to these two books! Therefore, I am incredibly disappointed to see that Hoopla does not have the third in audio. I will definitely have to check other sources - and get them all in paper format to read again. Great stuff! Funny thing, I only started reading these because I am wr...
nicky2910's book reviews
nicky2910's book reviews rated it
4.0 Imperium by Robert Harris
Synopsis: Tiro, Cicero's slave, recounts his master's political career, starting with his case against Verres and ending with his being elected consul... Review: I first encountered Marcus Tullius Cicero when translating his speeches against Verres and Catilina and later on his philosophical entre...
Lesemanie
Lesemanie rated it
5.0 Auf dem Weg zur Macht
Im ersten Teil seiner Romantrilogie über den berühmten Politiker und Redner Cicero setzt Robert Harris zu Beginn der Karriere des großen Staatsmannes ein. Der junge Cicero will sich als Anwalt einen Namen machen, um Aussicht auf ein einflussreiches Amt in der römischen Republik zu haben, doch er ko...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5
The tag to this novel is what would Cierco do. It’s not bad, and I think listening to it was the better choice for me.
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