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Read "Imperium A Novel of Ancient Rome" by Robert Harris available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. From the bestselling. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Bestselling British author Harris ( Pompeii; Enigma) returns to ancient Rome for this entertaining and enlightening . eBook . This epic trilogy by Robert Harris includes his bestselling novels: Imperium, "Robert Harris's compelling Roman trilogy.
When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris's most accomplished novel to date. 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. But sometimes the opposite occurs, and the very act of mentioning a thing makes it suddenly seem possible, even plausible.
The famous orator comes across as ambitious, politically astute and a ferocious master of detail.
Cicero married for money, so he could enter the Senate, but was a loving husband and father, writing frequently about his children daughter Tullia and son Marcus and his fears for them. I liked his intelligent, abrasive wife Terentia , who on more than one occasion gave him the inspiration to do something unexpected.
The action takes place between civil wars and dictatorships with a young Julius Caesar just starting to play a role in politics. Harris does a good job of weaving the historical details into the narrative without boring the reader, but it still helps to have some background.
There are plots within plots, shifting factions and loyalties, and the minutia of governing.
Cicero walks a fine line trying not to alienate the men in power while not becoming their pawn. But with all his brilliance, he still makes enemies and, by the end, when he wins the imperium he so lusts for, they are lining up on all sides to take him down. In Conclusion Harris does us a favor bringing this famous Roman back to public notice in such an accessible story.
Since Latin is no longer required in high school or college, Cicero is fading from our collective memory. Which is a shame—he profoundly affected our U. When a crisis strikes the Augusta's main line, Attilus discovers that there are forces which even the Roman Empire can't control.
Imperium First book in the Cicero series : Of all the great figures of Roman times, none was more fascinating or attractive than Marcus Cicero. A brilliant lawyer and orator, a famous wit and philosopher, he launched himself at the age of twenty-seven into the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics.
Cicero was determined to attain imperium, the supreme power in the state. Beside him at all times in his struggle to reach the top — the office of Consul — was his confidential secretary, Tiro. An accomplished man, Tiro was the inventor of shorthand and the author of numerous books, including a famous life of Cicero, unfortunately lost in the Dark Ages.
In Imperium, Robert Harris recreates Tiro's vanished masterpiece, recounting in vivid detail the story of Cicero's rise to power, from radical young lawyer to first citizen of Rome, competing with men such as Pompey, Caesar, Crassus and Cato.
The Ghost : After five books set firmly in the past, Robert Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time — the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling read about a former British Labour prime minister, out of the job for a year or so and now accused of war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
The Fear Index : A chilling contemporary thriller from Robert Harris set in the competitive world of high finance.
Dr Max Hoffman is a legend. A physicist once employed on the Large Hadron Collider, he now uses a revolutionary and highly secret system of computer algorithms to trade on the world's financial markets. None of his rivals is sure how he does it, but somehow Hoffman's hedge fund -- built around the standard measure of market volatility: the VIX or "Fear Index" -- generates astonishing returns for his investors.
Late one night, in his house beside Lake Geneva, an intruder disturbs Hoffman and his wife while they are asleep.