Lustrum

By Robert Harris

From one of the most captivating of storytellers – a brilliantly imaginative combination of history and fiction, with original letters, speeches and descriptions of events in Cicero’s lifetime, to produce another irresistible masterpiece with a warning from history.
~ HRH The Prince of Wales

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Publish Date: 2009

The second instalment in the trilogy dedicated to Cicero, Lustrum follows immediately from Imperium. The book starts at the beginning of Cicero’s consulship and ends with his exile, narrating the power struggles of the late Roman republic from the perspective of Cicero’s secretary and slave Tiro. A dramatic portrayal of a violent and brutal time, in which ruthless men use alliances and betrayals to seize power for themselves.