By Steven Saylor
In the yr forty eight B.C., Rome is in the course of Civil conflict. As Pompey and Caesar struggle for regulate of the Republic, Rome turns into a hotbed of intrigue, pushed by way of espionage, greed and betrayals.
A attractive younger seeress staggers around the Roman market and dies within the hands of Gordianus the Finder. very likely mad and claiming no reminiscence of her earlier, Cassandra― like her Trojan namesake―was reputed to have the reward of prophecy, a present many in Rome could pay for handsomely...or inn to homicide.
Obsessed with Cassandra's secret, Gordianus investigates her homicide. As he peels away the veils of secrecy surrounding her lifestyles and loss of life, he discovers an online of conspiracy linking a lot of Rome's so much ruthless and robust girls. Now Gordianus's pursuit not just endangers his personal existence, yet may well swap the way forward for Rome.
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I looked at each in turn, hardly able to believe what I was seeing. Seven of the wealthiest, most powerful, most remarkable women in Rome had come to the necropolis to see Cassandra burn. They had not joined in the public funeral procession, yet here they were, each woman seated in a litter surrounded by her own retinue of relatives, bodyguards, and litter bearers, not one of them acknowledging the presence of any of the others, all keeping their distance from ourselves and from each other, each gazing steadily straight ahead at the funeral pyre.
I alone mourned Cassandra. Perhaps, I thought, death and funerals had become too commonplace in Rome for the passing of a single woman of unknown family, commonly thought to be as mad as-well, as mad as Cassandra-to excite any interest. The whole world was swept up in a civil war that dwarfed all other conflicts in the history of the world. Warriors were dying by the hundreds and thousands on land and on sea. Despairing wives were wasting into oblivion. Ruined debtors were found hanging from rafters.
I cleared my throat. " "Indeed she was," said Hieronymus, ready to assert his authority on the subject. As a boy he had received a fine Greek education at one of the renowned academies for which Massilia was famous. He could recite long passages from the Iliad and knew many of the Greek tragedies by heart. "Cassandra was the fairest daughter of King Priam and Queen He cuba," he said, "and she was the sister of Paris, the prince who started all the trouble by stealing Helen and carrying her back to Troy.