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Arms of Nemesis (Signed First Edition)

Steven Saylor

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ISBN 10: 0312081359 / ISBN 13: 9780312081355
Published by St. Martins Press, 1992
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New York, St. Martins, 1992. First edition, first printing. Hardbound. As New/As New. A tight, bright, unread copy of the author's second book in the Rome series. Tiny crimp to jacket at head of spine. Although the first printing was announced at 35,000 copies, less than 7500 copies were actually printed, and most were remaindered. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series, set in ancient Rome. The novels' hero is a detective named Gordianus the Finder, active during the time of Sulla, Cicero, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra. Arms Of Nemesis features Crassus during the slave revolt of Spartacus in 72 BC. "A compulsively entertaining whodunnit."- New York Times Book Review on Arms of Nemesis. Bookseller Inventory # 8458

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Title: Arms of Nemesis (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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When two slaves kill an overseer on the estate of the richest man in Rome in 72 B.C., the master of the house demands the public execution of every slave in the household and in so doing begins a political coup. By the author of Roman Blood. 35,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

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My high school Latin teacher -- Sister Ethelreda, are you out there in cyberspace? -- enthralled her class for four years with her tales of ancient Rome, from culinary trivia to the deeds of the noble generals and the great Roman patriots. It was her hope, as she said, not only to teach us this beautiful language but to be able to bring to life for us the people who formed the vibrant culture that was Rome's. I heard an echo of her words many years later when I read THE FAR ARENA, in which the protagonist wished earnestly to be able to turn a doorknob in time and find the Roman behind the door.

With Steven Saylor's mysteries, we have that Roman behind the door. Set in ancient Rome before the rise of Julius Caesar, these are not your usual cozy reads. His detective, Gordianus the Finder, seems a scruffy sort, not a noble Roman from the history books by any means, and his Rome is a rough-and-tumble place full of noisy street vendors and con artists as well as more well-to-do, upstanding citizens, a city full of gossip and intrigue and nasty politics as vicious as anything we see today. The noble Romans do appear in his books, of course, but they're a far cry from the bloodless statues who watch serenely from the covers of Latin books as students painstakingly translate their dry speeches. Marcus Tullius Cicero, for one, appears in CATILINA'S RIDDLE not as a statesman but as an underhanded schemer obsessed with destroying Lucius Sergius Catilina, who has gone down in history, rightly or wrongly, as a man who attempted to bring down the Roman Republic. You, the reader, will be left to judge.

--Margaret Sanborn, Senior Publicity Copywriter

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