By Taylor Caldwell
Filenote: PDF is searchable photograph ocr, 680 pages with front/back cover
Publish 12 months note: First released 1965
The spirit of historic Rome in its final days of glory. The hero of the tale, the fellow referred to as "a pillar of iron" is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who attempted vainly to avoid wasting the republic he enjoyed from the forces of tyranny. Unfolding listed here are the personal dramas at the back of the good 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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And why not? he thought, as Lira swayed heavily toward him. He felt a rare anger and repugnance. He said, "It may be that the Lady Helvia needs your assistance, Lira. " He tried to make his voice stem and dismissing. Lira glowered at him, and sniffed loudly. "It is time for his sleep," she said, and put out her gnarled hand for struggle to her feet. Tullius looked at his son, legs, and he put his quiet the boy. It was not often that Tullius asserted himself. He had found a precarious peace in avoiding combat and dissension in his house, even from childhood.
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