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The Sword of Pleasure Peter Green

The Sword of Pleasure

Peter Green

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This novel is a reconstruction of the life of Lucius Cornelius Sulla, who ruled the dying Roman Republic forty years before the death of Julius Caesar, as he himself might have written it.Sulla was born in an uneasy generation which had lost faith inMoreThis novel is a reconstruction of the life of Lucius Cornelius Sulla, who ruled the dying Roman Republic forty years before the death of Julius Caesar, as he himself might have written it.Sulla was born in an uneasy generation which had lost faith in the stern yet obsolete code of the old Republic. Out of Peter Greens reconstruction of the historical scene Sulla emerges not as a figure in a history book but as an intensely human personality - full-blooded, hardened by disappointment, a tyrant despite himself. Though him and his friends and enemies - not to mention his four remarkable wives - the author brings the Roman Republic to life for us in all its splendour and cruelty.