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

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

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

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Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top. Para lograr convertirse en el gran abogado del pueblo de Roma es capaz de llevar a juicio a un gobernador por corrupción en uno de los casos más importantes de su tiempo, que es lo que ocupa el primer tercio de la novela. The writing is good, but not lyrical; after reading John Williams’ excellent “Augustus” ( https://www.

The supporting cast, from Julius Caesar to Pompey the Great, are equally well-drawn, each adding depth and color to the rich tapestry of the narrative.

It also illustrates beautifully how, to rise in politics, you sometimes have to ally with the most distasteful of men. Knowing that the aristocrats will baulk at this concentration of power, Cicero persuades Pompey not to put his name anywhere on the bill setting up the supreme command and to leave it to the people to vote for him. I was listening to the radio one morning and the presenter was interviewing Robert Harris on the subject of his new book the concluding part of a Trilogy about the man known to eternity as Chickpea - or Cicero perhaps with a bit of luck, if the gods of Technology smile upon us you can hear for yourself. 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. I wish an author’s note, distinguishing between what is fact and what fiction, had been added, and in some way those lines that are quotes of Cicero should have been made identifiable.

Bueno, y porque la ambientación del senado y de Roma en general en tiempos de la República es muy buena.The second round of the aedile elections takes place on the Field of Mars Marcus Cicero is victorious against all the odds. Ese arduo camino lo recorreremos junto a Cicerón mientras prepara sus discursos, teje sus redes de contactos, prepara la defensa de sus clientes (su carrera la comenzó como abogado) o denuncia la corrupción de algunos grandes cargos. On a visit to the stone quarries, they encounter crews of merchant ships imprisoned there that should have been captured pirates whom Verres had ransomed. Men like Pompey and Julius Caesar who are looking to destroy democracy for a military dictatorship and absolute power. I suspect that, in addition to my general interest in fiction set in ancient Rome, is what first landed Imperium on my to-read list.

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