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Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of the city's first 1,000 years - from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capital of the most powerful empire in history.

Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city by the Gauls, the invasion of Hannibal, the bitter political struggles of the patricians and plebeians, and the ultimate death of Rome's Republic with the triumph, and assassination, of Julius Caesar.

Witnessing this history, and sometimes playing key roles, are the descendents of two of Rome's first families: the Potitius and Pinarius clans. One is the confidant of Romulus. One is born a slave and tempts a Vestal virgin to break her vows. One becomes a mass murderer. And one becomes the heir of Julius Caesar. Linking the generations is a mysterious talisman as ancient as the city itself.

Epic in every sense of the word, Roma is a panoramic historical saga and Saylor's finest achievement to date.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen | 4/13/2011

    " This is the first one of the series that I have read. It is a great historical mystery in a time and place not often written about. Set in Massilia (now Marseilles) during the Roman Empire, it is a fascinating look into an ancient culture. Wonderful combination of mystery and history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meredith | 3/23/2011

    " It is the best of Ancient Rome kind of a detective stuff...geeeeze guys please write more before I have to go to Paranormal or something!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Blair | 8/23/2009

    " This is one of about five Steven Saylor novels I've read. It's an easy way to get a view of life during the time of the Roman Empire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 12/31/2008

    " 7th book. Very good and quick paced. Gordianus is looking for Meto and travels to a city under siege. "

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