CORRUPTION, BETRAYAL, MURDER: games the Romans play best. A turbulent frontier province, rotten with corruption and seething with hatred of Rome - a barbarian god whose devotees may include a murderer - a clever and unscrupulous faith healer who knows everyone's secrets - a boy who struggles toward manhood though stricken with the Sacred Disease: these are the elements in a mystery that Pliny, newly appointed governor of Bithynia, confronts when a high Roman official is found murdered on a desolate hillside, miles from the capital.
About the Author
Bruce Macbain holds a BA in Classics from the University of Chicago and a PhD. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught Greek and Roman history at Vanderbilt and Boston University.
'Roman Games is brilliant. A brutal vision of Rome, rigid with hierarchy and fear.' Robert Fabbri. 'Macbain leads the reader down the mean and dirty streets of Rome. Sure to appeal to fans of Steven Saylor' Library Journal. 'Inspired... A highly atmospheric and absorbing murder mystery that builds to an earthshaking climax.' Steven Saylor.
Series: Roman Games
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 4th February 2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.2