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Catilina's RiddleUsing Scholarly, Historical Insight, And Evocative Storytelling That Brings To Life The Glories Of Ancient Rome, Steven Saylor Takes The Reader From The Bloody Lines Of Clashing Roman Armies To The Backrooms Of The Senate Floor, Where Power Hungry Politicians Wrestle The Fates For Control Of Rome S Destiny With The Consular Election Drawing Near, Rome Is Fiercely Divided Between The Conservative Cicero And The Tempestuous Catilina, Whose Followers Are Rud To Be Plotting A Blood Thirsty Siege For Power If Their Leader Fails To Win Office.Gordianus The Finder, Retired To His Etruscan Farm, Is Happy To Be Free Of The Intrigue And Danger Of The Capital, But When His Old Friend Cicero Enlists The Finder In An Elaborate Plot To Control Catilina, Gordianus Is Drawn Back Into A Familiar World Now Caught In A Cloak And Dagger Political Struggle For The Fate Of The Republic, Gordianus Finds Himself Strangely Drawn To The Controversial Candidate Is Catilina Really A Subversive Renegade, Or Are Cicero Suspicions Part Of An Even Greater Conspiracy When A Headless Corpse Ominously Appears On His Farm, Gordianus Knows He Must Unlock The Secret Of Catilina S Riddle Before Rome Tears Herself Apart.

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  1. says:

    This fourth in the Roma Sub Rosa series is nominally a murder mystery, but it s one of the best pieces of historical fiction I think I ve ever read It s certainly the best so far in this series As Catalina and Cicero scheme and plot against one another in ancient Rome, they both use Gordianus the Finder now uncomfortably retired as a pawn in their political games A murder mystery also hangs over Gordianus as well why do headless corpses keep appearing on his country farm Saylor paints the entire novel with a sense of impending doom you definitely feel the tension in the hot summer air There are definitely some modern parallels to be drawn as well about political maneuvering and the power of political rhetoric to move the electorate Saylor is a completely different author from my other favorites who write ancient Roman historical fiction and or mysteries Cons...


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    Another great story telling of Ancient Rome This one is about the politics surrounding the Catiline conspiracy


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    This is the longest, densest, and oddest of the Roma Sub Rosa series It contains relatively little dialog, much introspection on the nature of Roman politics and Roman virtue, detailed accounts of the processes of Roman government and legal life voting, debate in the senate, the extremely detailed and obscure campaign laws, coming of age ceremonies, process and applications of augury, etc , and Hamlet like vaccilation over whether Gorianus, as pater familias is doing the right thing by his family and raising his son Meto properly.What Catalina s Riddle doesn t contain, however, is a mystery Technically, there is one across 500 pages we have three bodies left on Gordianus farm, clearly intended as a threat of some sort It gets mentioned every few chapters Gordianus doesn t do any actual finding his word for what we d call detecting until the last few pages of the book, after the real story is over.The real story in the book is the Cataline Conspiracy It s one of the most famo...


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    I accidentally read this one before Arms of Nemesis, but thankfully the stories don t follow each other so closely that I was confused reading book 3 without having read 2 I love Stephen Saylor s Roma Sub Rosa books for the completely opposite reason that I love the Brother Cafael mysteries Brother Cadfael books are a light, fun mystery with just enough of a solid historical se...


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    Steven Saylor um profundo conhecedor da Roma Antiga e um ex mio contador de hist rias Para quem, como eu, escolhe os seus livros pela vertente hist rica, O enigma de Catilina foi certamente um deleite No entanto, acredito que tenha sido uma desilus o para quem o tiver escolhido pela apregoada parte policial e de suspense, j que nesta obra essa vertente foi muito menos explorada que nos anteriores Foi, pelo contr rio, uma viagem muito mais te rica pelos meandros do Imp rio Romano, numa altura pouco posterior ao fim da revolta dos escravos liderada por Spartacus, e dos seus principais intervenientes, como C cero, Catilina, Crassus, Pompeu ou ...


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    Here s the thing If you re reading something that purports to be a mystery, then you want it to be a bit mysterious Historical crime fiction that s all history and not much crime makes for a fairly dull read Saylor is a competent historian who knows all about Ancient Rome and writes decent prose However, while I learned something about Catilina and Cicero by reading this novel, I didn t care very much about either the...


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    If the previous two novels in the Gordianus the Finder series have given you expectations of another interesting mystery set in a vividly imagined ancient Rome based on real maps and stories, or its conquered cities, well, this one has reversed the order of what the previous plots stress Catilina s Riddle is a lot of ancient Roman history and some family drama and a mystery, in that order This particular book is set in 63 B.C., and Gordianus is now 47 years old He is living on an inherited farm, with his family Bethesda, his former slave and now wife Eco, another former, and horribly traumatized, child slave adopted by Gordianus as his legal son, and who is now a grown man and living in Gordianus s old Rome house with his new wife Meto, another adopted son and ex slave about to be officially a sixteen year old man of Rome and entitled to wearing a ceremonial man s toga and six year old Gordiania Diana Gordianus was at first utterly delighted to be gifted the Etruscan farm by a former client He had no idea he was in the will of Lucius Claudius But after taking possession, he discovered that though he had the best farm in the area, he was surrounded by resentful and covetous Claudii cousins of ...


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    Gordianus calls himself the Finder We would call him a gumsandal He helps politicians uncover scandal about their opponents he helps advocates collect evidence of an enemy s crimes, but he is discouraged that he seems no longer able to serve truth and justice Rome has become a city of corruption and evil Fortunately, he has inherited a lovely farm in the country with an adequate supply of slaves to run it Such is the setting for Catalina s Riddle Gordianus has forsaken Rome with its corrupt politics When his loyalty to Cicero is appealed to ostensibly by one of Cicero s henchmen, who insists that the Finder s assistance is needed to keep tabs on Catilina s nefarious intentions, Gordianus refuses, only to discover a headless corpse in his barn a few days later How could the body have been placed there without the knowledge of his family or slaves He calls on his son, Eco, from Rome, for assistance Eco has his father s uncanny ability to observe the smallest details Soon Catilina shows up at Gordianus farm allegedly for rest and relaxation, but he exhibits extraordinary interest in an old silver mine filled to overflowing with the skeletons of slaves who had been murdered when the mine was shut down The mine also happens to be located on Gnaeius Claudius property next to Gordianus farm, and the Claudius family are still enraged that their ancestor should have left property to Gordianus that they felt should have rightly gone to them Gordianu...


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    Este o terceiro livro da saga Roma Sub Rosa de Steven Saylor, um g nero de policial hist rico que me agrada bastante No entanto, achei este livro um bocadinho mais ma udo do que os dois anteriores.Desta vez encontramos Gordiano retirado numa quinta que herdou de um amigo mas claro est , n o tem direito ao sossego que pretendia Al m de um pedido de C cero para oferecer a casa a Catilina, quando este pretenda, tamb m aparece um corpo sem cabe a, ap s este pedido Estar esta crime relacionado com Catilina isso que vamos tentar descobrir ao longo do livro.Steven Saylor cria sempre uma hist ria interessante, em que mistura a Roma antiga com crimes e mist rios, com Gordiano como detective.Gostei bastante de reencontrar Gordiano e a sua fam lia, em que vamos tentando descobrir o culpado e qual a sua ...


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    The third book about Gordianus the Finder This time it is about the famous Catilina whom some regard as a conspirator, others as a victim and others even as a monster.In this book, the main character Gordianus takes a side but the author makes sure that there are plenty of other views expressed as well so as to enable the reader to make up his her own mind.Again, Steven Saylor has done a splendid job in making Ancient Rome come to life There have been quite some chapters in which the country life was explained for a change, which was not really fitting Gordianus it wasn t boring, but it didn t seem right either , but it was a nice change of view and the surroundings although the view from the city itsel...

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