[Imperium] E–pub ↠ Robert Harris


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  • Imperium
  • Robert Harris
  • English
  • 03 May 2018
  • 9780099527664

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CHARACTERS Ù Imperium FREE READ ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Robert Harris In historyThe 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 stateThis is the starting poi. Harris has done something really smart here if he d published a three volume biography of Cicero no one would have read it Well I wouldn t have So instead it s a trilogy of historical novels which sounds way fun But it comes down to nearly the same thing right This is a very detailed carefully researched work about CiceroIt s told first person by Tiro Cicero s scribe who s a real guy who wrote a real biography of Cicero now lost It s a clever gambit by Harris it allows him among other things to slyly inform you when the passage you ve just read is the actual transcript of Cicero s speech which happens often He just has Tiro say something like And I am certain that the above speech is exactly as he told it because I wrote it down myself and the record still survives That sentence is exactly trueHarris s writing isn t always the most graceful he s better on plot than style but he s not incompetent Here s a great passage describing CiceroI pictured his uick thoughts running ahead in the way that water runs along the cracks in a tiled floor first onward and then spreading to either side blocked in one spot advancing in another widening and branching outThat s a very cool imageFor the most part at least Harris s research is meticulous The first half of the book culminates with the trial of Verres which I looked it up happened exactly as Harris writes it Unfortunately Harris seems to abandon historical authenticity toward the end of Imperium without giving too much away the intrigue behind the climactic race for consulship is completely invented To my knowledge at least I d love to be proven wrong here I researched it as best I could and it looks like the behind the scenes maneuvering was over other things entirelyStill I liked it enough that I m totally looking forward to the second book in the trilogy

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CHARACTERS Ù Imperium FREE READ ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Robert Harris 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. 30 stars This book did exactly what I expected it to do It was a both a solid enjoyable read and at the same time an unremarkable story that will be forgotten as uickly as my self respect inhibitions on Teuila To put it in the shell s nut this was good entertainment but likely won t earn a hallowed place among your list of favorites 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 reuire careful reading Thus I was able to listen and stay engaged in the story while organizing my library on goodreads and keeping tabs on the basketball and hockey games on TV with the volume on mute Plus as a bonus with my headphones in my hands were free to hold my beerit was your classic win win though somebody should flog me for using that expression This is the first book in a trilogy set in ancient Rome during the time of the First Triumvirate ie Julius Caesar Pompey and Crassus By the way I could have just said ancient Rome but Triumvirate is such a tasty word that I thought it needed some air time Anyway the story is a fictional biography centering on the legendary orator Cicero as told by his private secretary Tiro Tiro we are told invented the concept of shorthand which provides a credible basis for him to be able to transcribe everything that he sees and hears as he follows Cicero around I found this to be a pretty effective plot device for showing the supposed accuracy of the narrative In this first book we meet a young Cicero at the beginning of his career Cicero is a junior Senator in the Roman Senate who has already garnered somewhat of a reputation as a brilliant speaker As a result he is sought out by a Sicilian merchant who has been robbed libeled and threatened with death by the corrupt Roman governor of Sicily named Verres After much begging cajoling and persuading the merchant eventually secures Cicero s agreement to represent him in prosecuting the powerful governor From that fateful decision we follow Cicero as he makes allies and enemies and skillfully maneuvers his way through the uagmire giggity giggity of Roman politics and with each success gains stature and prominence within the Roman hierarchy I thought the descriptions of Rome and the background of Roman life while expectedly sparse were still interesting and kept my attention The book is certainly not a mechanism for one to obtain a detailed historical account of life in ancient Rome but since I didn t expect it to be I was not disappointed There was enough detail to place the narrative and provide general background for the story which is all the story called for Overall a good solid read If you are a fan of historical fiction this is book that I think you will enjoy 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 For me I found it a light pleasant story and was never bored I also found the characters and the narrative compelling enough that I will likely continue on with the series to see what happens next Hope this helps

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CHARACTERS Ù Imperium FREE READ ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Robert Harris Nt 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 t. Robert Harris is one of my favorite authors and ancient Rome is one of my top genres Earlier this year I read I Claudius and loved it and decided to read Book 1 on Harris s trilogy on the life of Cicero I love this book By the way did you know that Cicero means chick peas Lots of good stuff in here about the early career of Cicero up to his election of Counsel of Rome The book is divided into 2 parts with the first part paying attention to his early trials and ending with his election as Aedile of Rome with the second part detailing his rise to Consul Now this is historical fiction at its finest as the book is allegedly derived from the scrolls of Cicero s personal secretary Tiro who wrote a history of Cicero While those scrolls no longer exist they are referenced by Plutarch and others and so this is as close as we will get to actual historical detail Well written Tiro paints the picture that Cicero was the master of politics and if what is in this book is correct then Machiavelli had nothing on Cicero Wonderfully written with well portrayed characters this is a great novel that one should consider if you have any interest at all in the machinations of ancient Rome and the art of politics Cannot wait to read the next two books in the trilogy


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    [Imperium] E–pub ↠ Robert Harris FREE DOWNLOAD Imperium I was listening to the radio one morning and the presenter was interviewing Robert Harris on the subject of his new book the conclud

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Imperium [Imperium] E–pub ↠ Robert Harris At school history was always my favourite subject It didn’t so much feel that I was being taught something rather that I was being told stories – often interesting stories too And as a legacy of those days I’ve retained an inte

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    [Imperium] E–pub ↠ Robert Harris This is the first book in a series of three about Cicero 106 BC – 43 BC—Roman statesman and famed orator The three are books of historical fiction Here in the first we follow his career from senator to praetor to consul ending in

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    [Imperium] E–pub ↠ Robert Harris FREE READ ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Robert Harris FREE DOWNLOAD Imperium For me this was a 5 star read Robert Harris has Tiro Cicero's scribeclerk writing the linear in time progressions of his younger coming up to power years It holds those eyes and hearts of Roman sensibilities during change in the republic bot

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