By Taylor Caldwell
Filenote: PDF is searchable photograph ocr, 680 pages with front/back cover
Publish yr note: First released 1965
The spirit of old Rome in its final days of glory. The hero of the tale, the fellow known as "a pillar of iron" is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who attempted vainly to save lots of the republic he enjoyed from the forces of tyranny. Unfolding listed below are the non-public dramas in the back of the nice Roman hero's triumphs and defeats - and the intimate, deeply relocating tale of his determined love affair with the gorgeous Livia.
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Tullius fainted quietly. The physician was very excited. " he cried. With no more effort than that, or confusion, the child was bom, a boy, on the third day of January, in the Latin year of 648, to Marcus Tullius Cicero and his young wife, Helvia, and in his turn he was named Marcus Tullius Cicero also. "The child days later. is the mirror of you, my lady," said Lira to her mistress foiu: Helvia was at her table v^^th her account books again, but the physician at least kept her to her room for the prescribed time.
By the time the enlargement of the house was complete she had gained the sullen respect of the workmen who, however, vowed that never again would they visit the island with a hammer or saw. food in her books to the last fish, The workmen were also acutely aware of the presence of the "old who scowled at stone and wood and avoided his daughter-in-law with her account books. Like all workmen, they were gossips. The family, father," they told themselves, was not truly a knightly one, but was completely plebeian.
Carrion," she said. said Phelon. "It is very efficacious, lady. " became intent. " she demanded of the physician. Hclvia's gaze How "Two sesterces," expensive. " Phelon admitted. scrilxtl the two voung men, was exasixrated. Helvia reached for an account book, and neatly M. sesterces therein. " he asked. Helvia, abstractetliv. She close