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Steven Saylor

Full Name: Steven Saylor
Gender: Male
Hometown: Texas
Born: 1956-03-23
Number of Works: 30
He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and Classics.

* Roma Sub Rosa

ISBN: 0312328311, 9780312328313
Keywords: rome, ancient, novel, roma
Pages: 555
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312972962, 9780312972967
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, blood, roman
Pages: 416
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%

<DIV>Elena asks that you come to the House of Swans at once . . . Compelled by this message, the wealthy, sybaritic Sextus Roscius goes not to his harlot, but to his doom—savagely murdered by unknown assassins. In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on this case. The charge is patricide; the motive, a son's greed. The punishment, rooted deep in Roman tradition, is horrific beyond imagining.Gordianus's investigation takes him through the city's raucous, pungent streets
ISBN: 0312978324, 9780312978327
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, nemesis
Pages: 321
Published: 1992
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312982119, 9780312982119
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, riddle, catilina
Pages: 495
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312957785, 9780312957780
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, throw, venus
Pages: 400
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

<div>On a chill January evening in 56 B.C. , two strange visitors to Rome—an Egyptian ambassador and a eunuch priest—seek out Gordianus the Finder whose specialty is solving murders. But the ambassador, a philosopher named Dio, has come to ask for something Gordianus cannot give—help in staying alive. Before the night is out, he will be murdered.Now Gordianus begins his most dangerous case. Hired to investigate Dio's death by a beautiful woman with a scandalous reputation, he will follow a trail of political intrigue into the highest circles of power and the city's most
ISBN: 1854878913, 9781854878915
Keywords: sub, rosa, roma, way, appian, murder
Pages: 400
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

This is the fifth in Steven Saylor's "Roma Sub Rosa" series: murder mysteries set in classical Rome just before the fall of the Empire. Once again, Saylor's sleuth is Gordoianus the Finder, a sort of Sam Spade in a toga, who is hired by the rich and infamous of Roman society to solve their personal and political troubles. This time the powerful politician Publius Clodius is murdered on an open road and as riots break out, the fate of the Republic is in doubt. The plotting is deft and the action -- both physical and intellectual -- is nonstop. Most of the characters here are heterosex
ISBN: 1841190594, 9781841190594
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, vestals, house
Pages: 320
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

It is Ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble. Stalking about the city's twisting trails looking for clues and finding bodies, Gordianus has had his share of misadventure with nobles and slaves alike. Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus has stories to tell.
ISBN: 184119431X, 9781841194318
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, massilia, last
Pages: 300
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

In this mystery set in Marseilles in 49 B.C., master detective Gordianus the Finder is on a personal quest to learn the truth about his missing son, Meto. Plunged into the midst of the bloody Roman civil war, the well-connected Gordianus and his son-in-law Davus survive adventure after adventure as they penetrate the Gaulic city Massilia, which is walled against Roman invasion. From the first pages, author Steven Saylor is on sure ground with his distinguished protagonist. Gordianus's careful, thoughtful musings are infused with real pathos as he seeks out information about the lost ado
ISBN: 0312932979, 9780312932978
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, caesar, judgment
Pages: 352
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

<div>In 48 B.C., Roman generals Caesar and Pompey have long engaged in a battle to rule the world. Now, as Pompey plots a reckless stand on the banks of the Nile, Gordianus the Finder-who has brought his wife Bethesda to the river seeking a cure for her in its sacred waters-finds himself suddenly at the heart of a series of treacherous and history-altering events.While Caesar and Cleopatra embark on a legendary romance, Egypt remains ravaged by the brutal contest between the Queen and her brother King Ptolemy. Worst of all for Gordianus, his once-disowned son and Caesar's right-hand man,
ISBN: 2264036001, 9782264036001
Keywords: rosa, sub, roma, rubicon
Pages: 318
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

Steven Saylor's seventh installment in his Roma Sub Rosa series begins with a character saying, "Pompey will be mightily pissed." Scholars might argue that there is no evidence of this particular synonym for anger ever being used in 49 B.C., but the author would no doubt respond that poetic license includes doing whatever it takes to bridge the gap for modern audiences. And indeed, the head of the Roman Senate is mightily pissed. Rome is on the verge of another civil war, and the forces of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony have crossed the Rubicon River and are marching toward the capit