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Roman Blood
(ISBN: 0-312-06454-3;080411)

Author(s): Saylor, Steven Pages: 357
Publisher: St Martin's Press Date of Publication: 1991
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: 80 BC (Code: 5c)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Gordianus the Finder
Subject: Cicero, aided by the researches of Gordianus & Tiro, defends Sextus Roscius of Ameria accused of parricide. Follows the plot of Cicero's speech, but embellishes pictures of Sulla & Chrysogonus.
Unique Qualities: First in the Gordianus series
Rating: very good both historically & as story; Heli: 4 of 4 stars
Review By: Fred Mench
Review In: CW
Review By: J Hilton Turner
Review In: PCANewsletter Feb 93: "recommended for recreational reading rather than as a window into the life & times it purports to portray"

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