|God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening, a (1994) [Novel]|
by Mário de Carvalho
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(From the publisher):
A vivid and affecting historical novel set at the twilight of the Roman Empire and the dawn of the Christian era. Lucius Valerius Quintius is prefect of the fictitious city of Tarcisis, charged to defend it against menaces from without — Moors invading the Iberian peninsula — and from within — the decadent complacency of the Pax Romana. Lucius's devotion to civic duty undergoes its most crucial test when Iunia Cantaber, the beautiful, charismatic leader of the outlawed Christian sect, is brought before his court. A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening is a timeless story of an era beset by radical upheaval and a man struggling to reconcile his heart, his ethics, and his civic duty.
Original title: Deus passeando pela brisa da tarde
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome