|Of Merchants and Heroes (2008) [Novel]|
by Paul Waters
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(From the publisher):
At the end of the third century BC, as republican Rome's long war with Carthage in Africa draws to a close, a new danger is arising - the ruthless King of Macedon, Philip the Fifth, is moving against the independent city-states of Greece and threating Rome itself.
Against this background, Marcus, a young Roman, embarks on a sea crossing with his father. Pirates, led by the wild corsair, Dikaiarchos, ambush the ship, and Marcus's father sacrifices his own life in order to save his son. Marcus vows to avenge his father's death, setting him on a voyage that will forge his character and bring him to his unexpected destiny.
Original title: Of Mechants and Heroes
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)