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Arms of Nemesis, Steven Saylor

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Arms of Nemesis
Title
Arms of Nemesis
Statement of responsibility
Steven Saylor
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Language
eng
Summary
It is 72 B.C. and the Spartacus Slave Revolt is raging through the countryside of southern Italy, terrorizing the citizens of Rome, when Gordianus the Finder receives an urgent summons from a mysterious client, calling him to the luxury resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples. The overseer of a great villa has been killed and all the evidence seems to point to two slaves believed to have since run off to join Spartacus. The master of the house is Marcus Crassus, the richest man in Rome, and he has invoked an ancient Roman law: When slave kills master, justice demands the death of every slave in the household. So in three days, as a part of the funeral games, ninety-nine slaves will be slaughtered in the arena. Crassus has been asking the Senate to grant him a special military command against Spartacus; by decreeing the harshest possible punishment against the remaining slaves, he has turned a potential political embarrassment into a political coup. The truth of the murder is more complicated than it appears; its twisted path leads Gordianus on an extraordinary journey, from a hellish descent into the hold of a Roman slave galley, to an eerie visit to the Cumaen Sibyl, ending at a harrowing gladitorial match. As the hour of the slaughter nears, Gordianus finds himself caught in a web of tantalizing but elusive evidence. But as he begins to discern the solution, he realizes the truth may lead to his own destruction
Cataloging source
MLN
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A96
LC item number
A89 1993
Literary form
fiction
Label
Arms of Nemesis, Steven Saylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992
Control code
29234446
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine Books ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780804111270
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Notation by Molly Ivins. Paperbound.
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System control number
(OCoLC)29234446
Label
Arms of Nemesis, Steven Saylor
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992
Control code
29234446
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine Books ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780804111270
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Notation by Molly Ivins. Paperbound.
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)29234446

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