Lustrum

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63 BC, the year when Cicero is consul. Most of his time in office is devoted to thwarting a violent conspiracy to overthrow the state. Underlying this is the great rivalry between Cicero and Caesar. As Caesar’s power grows Cicero must face the inevitable compromises that come from holding power.

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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.

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Weight 0.319 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

452

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K