The Cicero Trilogy
  • The Cicero Trilogy

  • 'Laws are silent in times of war.' Cicero

    'Triumphant, compelling and deeply moving . . . the finest fictional treatment of Ancient Rome in the English language. They are distinguished by the mastery of the sources, sympathetic imagination, political intelligence and narrative skill . . . It's a wonderful, dramatic, story, wonderfully told.'

    'Thrillers are supposed to thrill, but few really do raise your heart rate and short-circuit your critical faculties . . . Exhilarating . . . This trilogy deserves the highest compliment that can be paid to a work of historical fiction.'
    The Times

    'Contemporary echoes abound in this endlessly fascinating exploration of power struggles.'
    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday BOOKS OF THE YEAR

    'Harris's fascination with politics galvanises his impressive knowledgeableness into compulsive fiction.'
    Peter Kemp, Sunday Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR

    'Wonderful trilogy . . . I haven't enjoyed Roman history more since Robert Graves's I, Claudius.'
    Anthony Horowitz, Guardian BOOKS OF THE YEAR

    'Staying close to the sources, Harris picks his way masterfully through Cicero's personal and political dilemmas . . . superb . . . does full justice to one of Rome's most interesting complex and humane statesmen, whose pragmatic political treatises proved so influential during the renaissance and enlightenment.'
    Evening Standard

    'Harris' version of Cicero is a tremendous creation.'

Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep and V2. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.

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