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Murder on the Appian Way, A
(ISBN: 0-312-96173-1)

Author(s): Saylor, Steven Pages: 304
Publisher: St. Martin's Date of Publication: 1996
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome, Italy Period: 53 BC (Code: 5d)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Gordianus
Subject: Murder of Clodius and trial of Milo. Gordianus must find out the truth. Follows plot of Cicero's Pro Milone. 'There is upheaval in the streets of Rome and turmoil in the home of Gordianus the Finder when the first century sleuth is called to solve a murder that threatens to destroy the republic. The rival gangs of high-born populist Publius Clodius and arch enemy, Titus Milo, fight to control the consular elections. When Clodius is murdered on the Appian Way and Milo is accused of the crime, the city explodes with riots and arson.'(MystbyMail)
Unique Qualities:
Rating: Heli: 4 of 4 stars. While it is sometimes annoying to have Gordianus explain the Roman legal and calendrical system ostensibly to others but really for the benefit of the reader, I really enjoyed his characterization of Cicero, who believes Òextremism in the defense of Rome is no vice' (pace Goldwater). The style is clean and the characters very well drawn, from slaves to masters. (R BREINDEL)

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