The Course of Honour

The Course of Honour

Book - 1997
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Tale of love & power struggle set during ancient Rome's most turbulent period.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious press books, c1997
ISBN: 9780892966745
0892966742
9780712677240
0712677240
Branch Call Number: M DAV
Characteristics: 327 p. :,map ;,24 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Nov 14, 2017

This fleshed out novel on a obscure character (mistress?) in turbulent time & bring alive Roman Empire warts & all explained why author is so great.
Read this while waiting for next Falco novel back then.
Caenis as a behind the scene mover & shaker for middle-class Vespasian to conquer Great Britain very plausible.
Characterization was very deep.
The military action & political backstabbing rivaled Clancy's technothriller.
Learned a lot on year of the four emperor & why legions chose Vespasian.
Highly recommend offbeat historical novel.

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julcat51
Jan 15, 2016

I will read anything that Lindsey Davis writes. She is first rate in the art of bringing the dust of the past to life. She does this by taking the facts that have been learned by archaeologists and historians.
I have learned so much while reading her works and I know I can trust her to stay true to her research. She teaches in a most enjoyable way.
Also, she is a first rate lady. Check out her web site.

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