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By Taylor Caldwell

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Publish 12 months note: First released 1965
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The spirit of old Rome in its final days of glory. The hero of the tale, the guy known as "a pillar of iron" is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who attempted vainly to save lots of the republic he enjoyed from the forces of tyranny. Unfolding listed here are the non-public 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 attractive Livia.

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She repeated, in a spitting tone. The old father became as purple as ripe grapes, and he raised his clenched fist, which his son caught deftly, shaking his head. " roared old M. Tullius Cicero. " "Hah," said Lira, and pushed open the door to her lady's chamber. "Is this the But she stood in the doorway finger at the old father. "It is for another baleful moment. She shook her a great and noble occasion for this family vetch— Cicero. The child will be a boy and there have been porShe nodded her ancient head and her eyes glowed on them with triumphant malice.

Sed any longer to swallow the concoctions she brewed for his cough when the snow was high on the hills. shout with them his cough would disappear and his appetite would increase and there would be more flesh on his bones. With this the grandfather agreed. It was unbrisk cold fortunate that Tullius did not like hunting, and he a Roman. How had he endtired the army? some grimness. "Fine words for a Roman," said the grandfather, scornfully. st. my legion. I enjoyed every hour I "I remem- fought for The Child and the Youth 29 He found a good sound house, almost new, on the Carinae, the southwestern hip of the Esquiline hill.

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