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Description - Imperium by Robert Harris

Of all the great figures of the Roman era, none was more fascinating or attractive than Marcus Cicero. A brilliant lawyer and orator, a famous wit and philosopher, he launched himself at the age of twenty-seven into the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, determined to attain imperium, the supreme power in the state. Beside him at all times in his struggle to reach the top the office of Consul was his confidential secretary, Tiro- the inventor of shorthand, and author of numerous books, including a famous life of Cicero, which was lost in the Dark Ages. ow, Robert Harris author of the number one bestseller Pompeii has recreated Tiro s vanished masterpiece, to tell in vivid detail the story of Cicero s rise to power, from radical young lawyer to first citizen of Rome, competing with men such as Pompey, Caesar, Crassus and Cato. This is a world at once exotically different, and yet startlingly similar to our own a world of Senate intrigue and electoral corruption, special prosecutors and political hostesses in which the ancient rights of free speech and liberty are being threatened as a result of military adventures abroad. arris s Cicero is an immensely symp

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846570346
ISBN-10: 1846570344
Format: CD-Audio
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Harris

Robert Harris was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He has been a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, Political Editor of the Observer, and a columnist on The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He is the author of the number one bestsellers Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel and Pompeii as well as five non-fiction books. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and four children. Reader biography Oliver Ford Davies has been working in theatre, film, and television for the last 30 years. He recently played Philip Larkin in the acclaimed Larkin With Women at the Orange Tree Theatre. Other theatre credits include- The Shaughraun, Hamlet, David Hare's trilogy of Racing Demon (Best Actor-Olivier Awards '90), Murmuring Judges and Absence of War at the Royal National Theatre and The Shape of the Table. Between 1975 and 1986, he was in twenty-five RSC productions. ord Davis's film credits include Sense and Sensibility directed by Ang Lee, Mrs Dallow

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