The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Antonia Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent period - the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero, and Vespasian's rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career. Years pass, then Vespasian risks all in the climatic struggle for power - bringing hope for Rome, but a threat to the relationship that has endured so long.
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The Course of Honour Ancient Rome's most turbulent period is recreated in this story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress, Antonia Caenis, a freed slave. As their forbidden romance blossoms, she is embroiled in political intrigue, while he embarks on a glorious career. Full descriptionReview:
'One of the best of the current writers in this field.' (The Times)
'Surely the best historical detective in the business.' (The Daily Telegraph)
'The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship ... she brings imperial Rome to life.' (Ellis Peters)
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Book Description 1998-01-01., 1998. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 352pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1721403
Book Description Arrow Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099227428