Part of the Cicero Trilogy series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 08/09/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784756154
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