The Novel of Imperial Rome

Book - 2010
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"May Steven Saylor's Roman empire never fall. A modern master of historical fiction, Saylor convincingly transports us into the ancient world...enthralling!" --USA Today on Roma Continuing the saga begun in his New York Times bestselling novel Roma, Steven Saylor charts the destinies of the aristocratic Pinarius family, from the reign of Augustus to height of Rome's empire. The Pinarii, generation after generation, are witness to greatest empire in the ancient world and of the emperors that ruled it--from the machinations of Tiberius and the madness of Caligula, to the decadence of Nero and the golden age of Trajan and Hadrian and more. Empire is filled with the dramatic, defining moments of the age, including the Great Fire, the persecution of the Christians, and the astounding opening games of the Colosseum. But at the novel's heart are the choices and temptations faced by each generation of the Pinarii. Steven Saylor once again brings the ancient world to vivid life in a novel that tells the story of a city and a people that has endured in the world's imagination like no other.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312381011
Branch Call Number: SAY
Characteristics: 589 p. :,maps ;,25 cm


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Jun 15, 2014

Empire: the Novel of Imperial Rome --- by Steven Saylor. This is the story of four generations of the Pinarii family. Their tale is also that of ancient Rome: of Emperors; of deceit; of corruption; of slaughter; of war; of rulers who treat their subject with contempt and sometimes even with respect. If you enjoyed books like Edward Rutherford’s Paris or London then this book is probably one you will enjoy. Thius historical fiction will provide you, painlessly, with a huge dose of Roman history set as the background to lives of this family.S

Nov 09, 2013

i listened to this on CD and thought it was great.

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