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Imperium

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The first volume in an exciting new trilogy set in ancient Rome, an imaginary biography of Cicero, Rome's first and greatest politician. Of all the great figures of Roman times, none was more fascinating or attractive than Marcus Cicero. A brilliant lawyer and orator, a famous wit and philosopher, he launched himself at the age of 27 into the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics. Cicero was determined to attain imperium, the supreme power in the state. Beside him at all times in his struggle to reach the top office of Consul was his confidential secretary, Tiro. An accomplished man, Tiro was the inventor of shorthand and the author of numerous books, including a famous life of Cicero, unfortunately lost in the Dark Ages. In 'Imperium', Robert Harris recreates Tiro's vanished masterpiece, recounting in vivid detail the story of Cicero's rise to power, from radical young lawyer to first citizen of Rome, competing with men such as Pompey, Caesar, Crassus and Cato. Harris's Cicero is an immensely sympathetic figure. In his introduction to this imaginary memoir, Tiro states: 'Cicero was unique in the history of the Roman republic in that he pursued supreme power with no resources to help him apart from his own talent... All he had was his voice, and by sheer effort of will, he turned it into the most famous voice in the world.'

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition

Published in 2006

ISBN: 9780091800956

Condition Ratings

Book is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Slightest of shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition

Published in 2006

ISBN: 9780091800956

Condition Ratings

Book is Near Fine. No significant defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Slightest of shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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