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Imperium: From the Sunday Times bestselling author (Cicero Trilogy, 4)

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Crassus and Pompey are evenly matched against one another, with each having enough supporters to veto the bill if required.

Manteniendo un delicado equilibrio entre el estilo best-seller y el rigor histórico, el autor consigue presentarnos la vida de Cicerón en el marco de la Roma Republicana de tal forma que devoramos sus páginas. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. I was not expecting it and when Part One tied up and Part Two began I found myself feeling like I was starting a new book. This story is written through the eyes and voice of Tiro, Senator Cicero's confidential secretary, and this Tiro by inviting a stranger into the house of his master he will set in motion a series of events that will propel his master into instant fame and glory. I really like how, in this way, Harris has the political and electoral machinery of ancient Rome resembling our own today—the exact rules and procedures differ, of course, but much of the strategizing, the backroom deals verging on conspiracy, remains the same.

A rising young lawyer, backed by a shrewd wife, he decides to gamble everything on one of the most dramatic courtroom battles of all time. Harris's work provides an interesting glimpse into the lives of the rich, famous, corrupt, and powerful of Rome during the age of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and, of course, Cicero himself. This book covers the last fifteen years of Cicero's life, a period marked by personal and political turmoil. All things must end … and the decaying husk of a Republic felt in this book hit a little close to him given what’s happening in the States right now. Verres goes into exile and Hortenius makes a written offer of one and a half million which Cicero and his team reject.

e. consuls had imperium and so did an army commander but he only held it outside the city and laid it down before crossing into the city of Rome. Still regarded as the greatest of all orators, Cicero was ambitious to climb to the heights of Rome from his base as a famous defence lawyer. Votes were for sale; in fact, there were bribery merchants and it took a great deal of money to gain and remain in power, “voters never forgave a cheapskate. No, Harris (and his like) fill the gaps with what they imagined was done and said by the real-life protagonists and weave this into a proper story.Aunque veo que alguno de mis colegas de GR incluso la ha abandonado, yo no dudaré en calificarla con la máxima puntuación. The book is divided into 2 parts with the first part paying attention to his early trials and ending with his election as Aedile of Rome, with the second part detailing his rise to Consul. He learns from his close friend, Atticus, that Crassus is attempting to hijack the election through bribery. He’d invented a version of shorthand and thus was able to document, verbatim, words spoken by his master and others he came into contact with.

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