The Graveyard of the Hesperides

The Graveyard of the Hesperides


  • Release: 2016-04-14
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781473613386
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From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the fourth novel in her all-new series set in ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask.

The Garden of the Hesperides

The Garden of the Hesperides


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 227 page
  • ISBN: 0838637949
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Combining art and biography, the novel consists of alternating literary portraits inspired by works of Dali and Velazquez. As the title suggests, the loose story frame of the novel is that of the Herculean labor to find the twilight realm of the lovely nymphs of the Hesperides and, by conquering the dragon that jealously guards it, to plunder the garden of its golden apples of immortality. The contemporary fable casts the artist as the hero who, armed only with paintbrushes and inkwells, confronts the demons of his subconscious.

Rewriting the Ancient World

Rewriting the Ancient World


  • Release: 2017-06-26
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9789004346383
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Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world.

The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs


  • Release: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781446455357
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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ... In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction. Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco's twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ...

Deadly Election

Deadly Election


  • Release: 2015-04-09
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781444794205
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In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome. But he's got other concerns than her anonymous corpse. It's election time and with democracy for sale at Domitian's court, tension has come to a head. Faustus is acting as an agent for a 'good husband and father', whose traditional family values are being called into question. Even more disreputable are his rivals, whom Faustus wants Albia to discredit. As Albia's and Faustus' professional and personal partnership deepens they have to accept that, for others, obsession can turn sour, and become a deadly strain that leads, tragically, to murder.