The judgment of Caesar: a novel of Ancient Rome

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St. Martin's Minotaur,
Pub. Date:
2004.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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It is 48 B.C. For years now, the rival Roman generals Caesar and Pompey have engaged in a contest for world domination. Both now turn to Egypt, where Pompey plans a last desperate stand on the banks of the Nile, while Caesar's legendary encounter with queen Cleopatra will spark a romance that reverberates down the centuries. But Egypt is a treacherous land, torn apart by the murderous rivalry between the goddess-queen and her brother King Ptolemy. Into this hot-house atmosphere of intrigue and deception comes Gordianus the Finder, innocently seeking a cure for his wife Bethesda in the sacred waters of the Nile. But when his plans go awry, he finds himself engaged in an even more desperate pursuit - to prove the innocence of the son he once disowned, who stands accused of murder. The judgment of Caesar will determine the fate of Gordianus's son; the choice Caesar makes between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy will determine the future of Rome's empire. At the center of these two dilemmas, Gordianus becomes the unwitting fulcrum that will shift the balance of history. Witness to the death throes of the old world, he is to play a critical role in the birth of the world to come. Drawing scrupulously on historical sources, this is the most ambitious novel yet in Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series. Saylor presents a bold new vision of Caesar and paints a compelling and original portrait of Cleopatra, amid bloodshed, battles and storms, in a setting of Egyptian magic and mystery.
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9780312932978
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subject_facet Cleopatra, -- Queen of Egypt, -- d. 30 B.C. -- Fiction, Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C. -- Fiction, Gordianus the Finder (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Romans -- Egypt -- Fiction, Rome -- History -- Civil War, 49-45 B.C. -- Fiction
title_display The judgment of Caesar : a novel of Ancient Rome
title_full The judgment of Caesar : a novel of Ancient Rome / Steven Saylor
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topic_facet Cleopatra, Gordianus the Finder (Fictitious character), Historical fiction, American, History, Romans