(From the publisher):
Conspiracy abounds in this historical novel about the fortunes of a family in third-century Rome, a city that had been open and secure for three centuries but which was fortified with an enormous wall by the Emperor Aurelian in 270-275. Dominating a seething listless and dangerous polyglot city, the wall is inescapable and darkly ambiguous, symptomatic of a great social order perhaps grappling with its death throes.
Original title: The Wall
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome