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ARMS OF NEMESIS: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Saylor, Steven

Editorial: St. Martin, NY, 1992
ISBN 10: 0312081359 / ISBN 13: 9780312081355
Usado / Hard Cover / Cantidad: 1
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Título: ARMS OF NEMESIS: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Editorial: St. Martin, NY

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition


1st ed. Fine in dust jacket. . "Set in 72 B.C., during the slave revolt led by Spartacus, Saylor's ( Roman Blood ) second historical mystery follows Roman PI Gordianus the Finder to the resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples. The cousin and factotum of Marcus Licinius Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome, has been bludgeoned to death, apparently by two slaves who have run away. An ancient Roman law decrees that when a master is killed by a slave, the remainder of the household's slaves must be slaughtered. Gordianus and his adopted son Eco have three days to find the real murderer and save the villa's other 99 slaves. A convoluted plot reveals fraud, embezzlement and arms smuggling (spears and swords traded for silver and jewels); sensuously written subplots hinge on arcanic poisons and clandestine love affairs among a cast that includes a Crassus's second-rate philosopher-in-residence and a retired actor who doubles as a female impersonator. Richly detailed bacchanalian feasts and mesmerizing visits to the Sybil at Cumae lead to the spellbinding conclusion, reached during fierce gladiatorial combat".Publishers Weekly. N° de ref. de la librería 004584

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