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.
Intrigante analisi dell'oratore Marco Tulio Cicerone e della sua ascesa al potere tra gli intrighi politici della Roma pre cesariana. Sebbene in alcuni punti la lingua abbia la pretesa di essere molto pomposa e colta la tensione non cala quasi mai.
..." Da leggere per gli amanti della storia antica!Continua...Nascondi
intrigues in Rome through the eyes of Cicero's scriban
A very original insight in the life of Rome, where corruption, betrayls, dark figures and powerful men rule. Every page is a surprise, the race of Cicero towards the final Imperium takes your breath away and makes you want to read more and more. A
..." good way of reviewing Roman history and historical characters through a thrilling story and a wonderfully depicted hero, Cicero, represented as a real man, with dark sides, compromises and weaknesses. Continua...Nascondi
Fascinating read, extremely well written. Told through the eyes of a slave, and confidential secretary to Cicero, it's the story of Rome and 'high politics'. Really unlike any other historical drama I've read.