Imperium: From the Sunday Times bestselling author (Cicero Trilogy, 4)

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Imperium: From the Sunday Times bestselling author (Cicero Trilogy, 4)

Imperium: From the Sunday Times bestselling author (Cicero Trilogy, 4)

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If you are a scholar of ancient Rome and looking for insight and exposition on the details of ancient Rome, this is not where you will find them. Tenía buenas críticas y apareció en un artículo de esos del País de “10 libros que hay que leer de …”.

In fact, Cicero's wife was so hard-nosed and autocratic, I was surprised when half way through the book she has a thirtieth birthday.

Until we arrive to the point in Cicero's life when he encounters what's undoubtedly his most celebrated and at the same time most infamous case, the prosecution of Lucius Sergius Catilina. Cato примерно запазва изговора на първата си буква, но пък незнайно защо и той придобива последна, ставайки Катон. Me hice con este libro a raíz de la excelente reseña que Labijose le otorgo y la aún más sorprendente pésima opinión que les merece al resto de reseñistas habituales. I did appreciate that this book lent itself extremely well to audio because the story is VERY easy to follow and the narrative is not jammed with dense exposition that would require careful reading.

It must have seemed hipocritical to Cicero later when Pompey and the optimates opposed Julius Caesar on the grounds that he was attempting to take sole control of the empire, although the book ended with Cicero's election to consul. Considering that Cicero was the greatest orator of his time, the narrator never gave Cicero's voice the immense power he wielded with his speeches which is an utter shame.Ranged against him are those who desire personal glory (Pompey), those who want to preserve the status quo (the aristocracy), those who desire to reshape Rome in their own image (Caesar, bankrolled by Crassus), and those who simply want to abuse the system for their own ends (Verres, Catilina). Esta es la historia de Cicerón, el gran orador romano y una de las figuras públicas más importantes de la historia de la República Romana y, por que no ir más allá, de la historia de occidente.

El comienzo de la trilogía del gran Cicerón (106 AC a 43 AC) no puede ser más prometedor y fructífero. To fund his case and also his aedile election campaign, Cicero is obliged once more to borrow money from Terentia.

Turning down a governorship of a province and the lucrative money-making opportunities, Cicero opts instead to defend Caius Cornelius, Pompey's former tribune, who has been charged with treason by the aristocrats and the jury acquits him of all charges.

At the embezzlement court, chaired by Glabrio, Cicero submits his postulates, an application to prosecute. This novel reads like a breeze, and if you are at all interested in Roman history, the details of life in centre of Rome before the Empire you are in for a treat.

Tiro arranges for a place to hide him – in one of his wife's garrets in the Roman slums – and a decision is made to appeal to the tribunes and a deal is made with Palicanus, one of Pompey's lackeys. There’s this eerie sense that even if Cicero wins, he and the Republic are working on borrowed time. The narration is a little on the verbose side, with lots of description and exposition (which can be useful, given the historical setting, I suppose), so at times the pacing feels off.

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