Steven saylor s historical mysteries set in ancient rome and featuring investigator gordianus the finder enjoy a widespread following in america. The cult, chuck palahniuk more about stephen romano. The roman sub rosa historical mystery series written by steven saylor consists of a total of 12 novels published between the years 1991 and 2004. Book i time to meet another pioneering roman detective, this one operating some decades earlier than lindsey daviss engaging falco. Mar 06, 2007 steven saylor born march 23, 1956 is an american author of historical novels. Berry was a union soldier during the american civil war. A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in ciceros orations roman blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a. Although he also has written novels about texas history, saylor s bestknown work is his roma sub rosa series, set in ancient rome.
A roman myth will subsequently be no trouble at all and might help the reader flesh out the prehistoric roman world as presented. The paranormal by gooch, stan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. At first some of the historical characters and context may seem a bit confusing if you do not know any history from the time of the roman republic, especially about sulla. The advocate of sextus roscius, the well known marcus tullius cicero, employs the help of a man named gordianus to dig up information about the murder in order to prove his client. He has appeared as an onair expert on roman history and life on the. Preface by alessandro dallolio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Saylor s bestknown work is his roma sub rosa historical mystery series, set in ancient rome. The novels hero is a detective named gordianus the finder, active during the. On the telephone we have steven saylor who is the author of the roma sub rosa series of the historical mysteries featuring gordianus the finder.
Bibliografia teilhardiana 19551970 signed by the editor by almagno, romano stephen. Roma resurrects the worlds greatest city state, but also puts human flesh on the bones of history and installs a beating heart sizzling with passion. Steven saylor is the author of the long running roma sub rosa series featuring gordianus the finder, as well as the new york times bestselling novel, roma and its followup, empire. Steven saylor is the author of the long running roma sub rosa series featuring gordianus the finder. Roman blood and arms of nemesis in paperback and the most. He has appeared as an onair expert on roman history and life on the history channel. Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books. The lawyer and orator cicero is another jewel in the crown of this book, an impressive feat for a murder mystery writer. Interview with steven saylor ancient rome refocused. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over.
Its 80 bc when we first encounter gordianus, called the finder, a man known in a certain section of society for his ability to find not only things but truth. Saylor was born in texas and graduated with high honors from the university of texas at austin, where he studied history and classics. Saylor describes all this is in a simple and clear literary style, so much so, that without its fictional elements, this book would make a good introductory text book on the history of the roman republic, even at the high school level, assuming that ancient history is still taught at the high school or college freshman level. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site. The story follows two ancient roman families, the potitii and pinarii, as members of. Gordianus is suitably hardboiled, and the distance between ancient rome and our presentday society is a mite closer than youd think. The lawyer and orator cicero is another jewel in the crown of this book. These are just some of the ingredients of stephen romano s unique work. He is particularly famous for writing down the roma sub rosa series of novels, which is full of famous roman figures of historical importance as well as the main protagonist gordianus the.
Time to meet another pioneering roman detective, this one operating some decades earlier than. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Steven saylor is the author of the roma sub rosa series of historical mysteries featuring gordianus the finder and set in the ancient rome of cicero, caesar, and cleopatra. Steven saylor is a renowned american author who has written a number of widely popular novels based on the historical fiction and gay erotic fiction genres. Saylor was featured on the podcast save me a seat at the triumph, and lets throw a cabbage at the gaul. Steven saylors roma is wellresearched and informative, a novel that emphasizes fact and history over story or character. In a very similar format to edward rutherfords novels, this book. The book has been read but remains in clean condition.
Rubicon roma sub rosa by steven saylor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Contents part 1 high and low gordianus the finder receives an early. Dale ebooks computer science illuminated this book is designed as a breadthfirst introduction to the field of computer science, providing a comprehensive and rigorous exploration of a variety of topics. Each book is a toolkit with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Steven has been a newspaper and magazine editor, and a literary agent. Find 9781515234593 publication manual of the american psychological association, 6th edition by american psychological association at over 30 bookstores. Roman blood book one of the roma sub rosa series by steven saylor centers around the real life patricide trial of a country farmer by the name of sextus roscius.
Gordianus investigates a murder case for the famous lawyer cicero. Saylor, steven roma sub rosa sangue romano roman blood 5. Steven saylor is an american author of historical fiction as well as gay erotic fiction anthologies under the pseudonym of aaron travis. Steven saylors historical mysteries set in ancient rome and featuring investigator gordianus the finder enjoy a widespread following in america. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80bc, gordianus the finder is summoned to the house of cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his. However, later in the book steven saylor gives a very good summary of sullas life, which also is a an excellent history of rome from about 100 bc to the time of the story. Martins press, 1991 english version translation by richard m.
Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Contents part 1 high and low gordianus the finder receives an early morning visit from tiro, slave secretary to cicero who needs his assistance in a case. Roma is a historical novel by american author steven saylor, first published by st. The story follows two ancient roman families, the potitii and pinarii, as members of successive generations bear witness to, as well as participate in, some of romes greatest historical events. Beginning with the prehistory days when roma was a way station among seven hills for traders and merchants and the founding of the city itself by romulus and remus, critically acclaimed historical novelist steven saylor tells the epic saga of a city and its people, its rise to prominence among the citystates of the area, and, ultimately. Steven saylor is the author of the critically acclaimed historical mystery novels set in ancient rome, the roma sub rosa series, featuring gordianus the finder. This book is designed as a breadthfirst introduction to the field of computer science, providing a comprehensive and. The main character is a fictional detective named gordianus the finder. Over the next two years, robinson will publish the whole series five novels to date in the uk. Preface by alessandro dallolio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.
He was captured in 1862 and was a prisoner of war through the rest of the conflict. Steven saylor writes murder mysteries and is best known for his roma sub rosa series set in ancient rome and featuring gordianus the finder. Buy sangue romano by steven saylor from waterstones today. Isbn 9781515234593 publication manual of the american. Steven saylor born march 23, 1956 is an american author of historical novels. The kings mistress and a triple knot were written as emma campion.
Book pdf download the department of sensitive crimes. The series revolves around the activities of the main protagonist, gordianus the finder, who is a private detective during the time of 56 bc in ancient rome. He divides his time between berkeley, california, and austin, texas. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in ciceros orations roman blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. He is a graduate of the university of texas at austin, where he studied history and classics. Roma by steven saylor, 9781849016049, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your. Even though todays readers can rarely boast a thorough classical education, they appreciate. Roma sub rosa is a series of historical mysteries by american novelist steven saylor. Roma is the story of the ancient city of rome, from its mythic beginnings as a campsite along a trade route to its emergence as the centre of the most extensive, powerful.
Jun 16, 2005 at first some of the historical characters and context may seem a bit confusing if you do not know any history from the time of the roman republic, especially about sulla. Steven saylor is undeniably knowledgeable about life in ancient rome, and in gordianus the finder, saylor has created an interesting and sympathetic character. A book unlike any other, a daring experiential unfolding spanish masterpiece, your face tomorrow now leaps into uncharted new territory in volume two. He is best known for his roma sub rosa series, featuring the main character gordianus the finder, as well as famous historical roman figures. If you like candace robb books, youll love kate sedley.277 535 816 724 852 857 705 1647 1124 1500 1611 247 367 401 1035 1673 340 930 662 1197 181 538 182 1377 611 709 34 39 32 1278 1495 1164 921 646 666 624 111 1479 887 578