SPQR VIII  The River God s Vengeance Book

SPQR VIII The River God s Vengeance


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 142990836X

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SPQR VIII The River God s Vengeance Book Description :

Ancient Rome, in this accurate and evocative series, is just as politics driven as any major American city -- possibly even more. Decius Caecilius Metellus has, through a series of rather wild adventure, and in the act of tracking down killers and other reprobates, barely escaped annhilation several times. Now, newly elected to the office of aedile, the lowest rung on the ladder of Roman authority, he must smoke out corruption and conspiracy that threaten to destroy all of Rome.

SPQR XI  Under Vesuvius Book

SPQR XI Under Vesuvius


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466856301

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SPQR XI Under Vesuvius Book Description :

In SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius, things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metellus. He is Praetor Peregrinus, which means he has to judge a case or two, but those cases are outside of the City. His cases will be those dealing with foreigners, and all of Italy is his province. His first stop is Campania, "Italy's most popular resort district." Decius and his wife, Julia, are happy for a change of scenery. But the good times end when, in a town near Vesuvius, a priest's daughter is murdered. Decius must find her killer and keep the mob off a young boy who everyone blames but he believes to be innocent. Decius may have acquired more prestige, but he's also acquired more trouble. With his SPQR novels, John Maddox Roberts has written a satisfying and entertaining historical mystery series. The stakes just keep getting higher in this latest atmospheric puzzle.

SPQR XII  Oracle of the Dead Book
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SPQR XII Oracle of the Dead


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2008-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1429939990

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SPQR XII Oracle of the Dead Book Description :

Decius Caecilius Metellus, this year's magistrate for cases involving foreigners, is living the good life in southern Italy, happy to be away from Rome, a city suffering war jitters over Caesar's impending actions. He thinks he is merely visiting one of the local sights when he takes a party to visit the Oracle of the Dead, a pre-Roman cult site located at the end of a tunnel dug beneath a temple of Apollo. He quickly learns that there is a bitter rivalry between the priests of Apollo and those of Hecate, who guard the oracle. When the priests of Apollo are all killed, the countryside looks to explode in violence as Greeks, Romans and native Italians of several conquered nations bring out old enmities. Decius is caught squarely in the middle, desperate to find a way out that will pacify the district and, incidentally, save his own skin. This riveting series began with the Edgar Award-nominated SPQR and has gone on to international success in 13 languages.

SPQR X  A Point of Law Book

SPQR X A Point of Law


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1429908394

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SPQR X A Point of Law Book Description :

Being under suspicion of murder did not hamper my freedom. This is because Romans are civilized people and don't clap suspects into prison like barbarians do. It would take an order of a lawfully convened court even to place me under house arrest. That's Decius Caecilius Metellus speaking---Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus, please. He is at an outdoor rally in Rome where he is campaigning for election to the praetorship. It looks like a shoo-in, until a man named Fulvius, of whom Decius has never heard, arrives at the preelection proceedings with a small army of hoodlums and begins to shout to the assembled voters that Decius is a thief and worse. While this is not an unknown effort used to ruin a candidate's chances, it is enough to have Decius's father call a meeting of family and friends--a meeting that ends with the participants going home determined to find some answers to stop Fulvius's efforts to ruin Decius's chances. Early the next morning, however, as Decius and his friends are on their way to the trial, Fulvius's body is found slashed to death on the steps of the basilica, where the court will be sitting. And that doesn't look good for our hero. For those readers who have met Decius before, the next step is clear: the man is a brilliant detective, and he is certainly now in a position where that skill is needed. So it's doubly important for Decius, with the help of his wife, Julia, and the ex-slave Hermes, to find the solution to the most personal---and possibly most difficult---puzzle that has come his way.

SPQR IX  The Princess and the Pirates Book

SPQR IX The Princess and the Pirates


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429908375

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SPQR IX The Princess and the Pirates Book Description :

As I walked back through the City, my mood was moderately elevated. This appointment did not displease me nearly as much as I pretended. Like most Romans I abhorred the very thought of sea duty, but this was one of the rare occasions when I was looking forward to getting away from Rome..... For years I had complained of the disorder of the City, and now that it was gone, I found that I missed it. All the peace and quiet seemed unnatural. I did not expect it to last. - Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger in SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates His two years of aedileship over, Decius is ready for his next adventure. He would rather do anything than join the war with Caesar in the dismal forests of Gaul, so he and his slave/protégé Hermes find themselves on a mission to rid the Mediterranean of pirates. They set off with shoddy ships and sailors to the island of Cyprus, where a young Cleopatra is staying. Between her impressive crew and the ex-pirate Ariston providing insider knowledge of that cutthroat occupation, Decius thinks he stands a good chance of bringing himself some glory. That would be too simple, though. The ruler of the island, Silvanus, is murdered in a most peculiar fashion and Decius, as a guest in his home, has a sacred duty to find and punish the guilty party. Because world relations are already strained, he would rather not suspect Cleopatra, heir to the Egyptian throne. But she has plenty of reasons to hate Rome and murder runs in her family. Another guest and suspect is Gabinius, who is in exile and could have easily given up loyalty toward his friend if it meant a quicker return to Rome. In the meantime, Decius is being humiliated in his pirate hunt, and as if this weren't enough, Aphrodite herself seeks Decius's help by appearing to him in a dream vision. As Decius investigates world trade, the island history, and the new kind of piracy plaguing the waters, he is finding connections more menacing than he had ever imagined possible. In this

SPQR XIII  The Year of Confusion Book
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SPQR XIII The Year of Confusion


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429954914

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SPQR XIII The Year of Confusion Book Description :

"Readers looking for a crafty and entertaining journey to the past won't be disappointed." —Publishers Weekly on SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius Caius Julius Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren't already an unpopular move, Caesar has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public: "To be told by a pack of Chaldeans and Egyptians how to conduct their duties towards the gods was intolerable." Not long after the new calendar project begins, two of the foreigners are murdered. Decius begins his investigations and, as the body count increases, it seems that an Indian fortuneteller popular with patrician Roman ladies is also involved. This latest in the acclaimed series is sure to please historical mystery fans.

Murder in Retrospect Book

Murder in Retrospect


  • Author : Michael Burgess
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061422898

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Murder in Retrospect Book Description :

Build your fiction collection, advise readers, and find answers to questions about one of today's most dynamic genres with this important work, the first guide to historical mysteries.

Library Journal Book

Library Journal


  • Author : Melvil Dewey
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Libraries
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015057952627

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Library Journal Book Description :

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Forthcoming Books Book
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Forthcoming Books


  • Author : Rose Arny
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054037059

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SPQR XIII  The Year of Confusion Book
Score: 3
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SPQR XIII The Year of Confusion


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0312596111

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SPQR XIII The Year of Confusion Book Description :

Caius Julius Caesar, now dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren't already an unpopular move, Caesar has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public: "To be told by a pack of Chaldeans and Egyptians how to conduct their duties towards the gods was intolerable." Not long after the new calendar project begins, two of the foreigners are murdered. Decius begins his investigations, and, as the body count increases, it seems that an Indian fortune-teller popular with patrician Roman ladies is also involved. Decius figures out the fortune-teller's scam and also exposes the foreign astrologer who carried out these murders--almost losing his life in the process. This latest in the acclaimed series is sure to please historical mystery fans.

Rubicon Book
Score: 4
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Rubicon


  • Author : Tom Holland
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 030742751X

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Rubicon Book Description :

A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

What Do I Read Next  Book

What Do I Read Next


  • Author : Neil Barron
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 1992-10
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 649
  • ISBN 10 : 0810354063

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What Do I Read Next Book Description :

Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

Arms of Nemesis Book
Score: 4
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Arms of Nemesis


  • Author : Steven Saylor
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2008-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1429908599

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Arms of Nemesis Book Description :

The hideously disfigured body was found in the atrium. The only clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone at the corpse's feet, the word Sparta. The murdered man was the overseer of Marcus Crassus's estate, apparently killed by two runaway slaves bent on joining Spartacus's revolt. In response to the murder, the wealthy, powerful Crassus vows to honor an ancient law and kill his ninety-nine remaining slaves in three days. Now Gordianus the Finder has been summoned from Rome by a mysterious client to find out the truth about the murder before the three days are up. Enmeshed in a world of desperate slaves and duplicitous masters, extravagant feasts and sordid secrets, Gordianus must risk all he loves, including his life, to stop a senseless slaughter-and save the very future of Rome itself.

Pagan and Christian Rome Book

Pagan and Christian Rome


  • Author : Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Art, Roman
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014676590

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The Mark of Athena  The Heroes of Olympus  Book Three  Book
Score: 4.5
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The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus Book Three


  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423155164

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The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus Book Three Book Description :

In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

Hannibal s Children Book
Score: 4
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Hannibal s Children


  • Author : John Maddox Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0441010385

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Hannibal s Children Book Description :

In this first novel in an exciting new alternate history series, Rome falls to Carthage and then rises again 115 years later.

The Rise of Rome Book
Score: 3.5
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The Rise of Rome


  • Author : Anthony Everitt
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400066636

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The Rise of Rome Book Description :

Traces the rise of Rome as an unlikely evolution from a market village to the world's most powerful empire, offering insight into its political clashes, military strategies, leading figures, and internal corruptions.

A Short History of the World Book
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A Short History of the World


  • Author : Herbert Wells
  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773139616

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A Short History of the World Book Description :

A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work by English author H. G. Wells first published by Cassell & Co, Ltd Publishing in 1922. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book is 344 pages in total, summarising the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life. It starts with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922. In 1934 Albert Einstein recommended the book for the study of history as a means of interpreting progress in civilisation.