Conspirata

A Novel of Ancient Rome

By Robert Harris
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780743266109, 352pp.)

Publication Date: February 2, 2010

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• Internationally bestselling author: Imperium was hailed as “quite possibly Harris’s most accomplished work to date” ( Los Angeles Times ) and has received rave reviews from across the globe. Robert Harris’s novels have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into thirty-seven languages..

• Powerful protagonist: Cicero returns to continue his struggle to grasp supreme power in the state of Rome. Amidst treachery, vengeance, violence, and treason, this brilliant lawyer, orator, and philosopher finally reaches the summit of all his ambitions. Cicero becomes known as the world’s first professional politician, using his compassion, and deviousness, to overcome all obstacles..

• Compelling historical fiction at its best: Harris employs historical detail and an engrosing plot to give readers a man who ?is by turns a sympathetic hero and compromising manipulator who sets himself up for his own massive, violent ruin. This trilogy charges forward, propelled by the strength of Harris’s stunningly fascinating prose..




About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of Pompeii, Enigma, and Fatherland. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.




NPR
Thursday, Feb 11, 2010

Conspirata is the second novel in author Robert Harris' trilogy about the Roman politician Cicero. The series pits Cicero, who is called a hypocrite for his willingness to compromise, against Julius Caesar, who seeks to refashion the Roman republic in his own image. More at NPR.org

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