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Lustrum (2009) [Novel]
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Series: Cicero
Part: 2

Summary (From the publisher):

The year is 63 BC. In an age of political titans, Cicero stands supreme: the senior consul of the Roman republic. But jealous rivals are determined to destroy him and seize control of the state. To thwart them will take all his guile - and will lead him, and Rome, to the brink of destruction. Robert Harris' "Lustrum" is a page-turning thriller that pitches the reader into the power struggles and vicious factionalism of the Roman Republic at one of its most tumultuous moments, as Cicero is alerted to a plot to overthrow the government and take over the state. The conspiracy is led by the aristocratic politician Catalina, backed by other, shadowy factions; even Julius Caesar is implicated. Undeterred, Cicero devotes himself to exposing the treachery, and after a bloody struggle emerges triumphant. But the gods are pitiless - and the most talented men over-reach themselves. When the sexually voracious senator and nobleman Clodius is put on trial, accused of entering a sacred women-only religious ritual in pursuit of Caesar's wife, Cicero finds himself embroiled in the case as the reluctant star witness for the prosecution. He has made many enemies, and as Caesar, Crassus and Pompey grasp political power, he discovers that he has sown the seeds of his own downfall...Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, "Lustrum" is an entirely self-contained novel, but it is also a continuation of Cicero's story as told in Robert Harris' bestselling "Imperium". A third Roman volume will complete the trilogy in 2011.

Original title: Lustrum
Alternative titles: Conspirata
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalFictional Biography
FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)Rome

Edition #1: Lustrum

Lustrum (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Conspirata (February 2010)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743266109
Pages: 352

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Lustrum (October 8, 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: United Kingdom
Publisher: Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780091801007
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.3 x 1.7 in
Pages: 464

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