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The Triumph of Caesar The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion Pompey is dead Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar has returned to Rome The city abounds with rumors that Caesar will be m

  • Title: The Triumph of Caesar
  • Author: Steven Saylor Ralph Cosham
  • ISBN: 9781441702081
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The Triumph of Caesar By Steven Saylor Ralph Cosham, The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar has returned to Rome The city abounds with rumors that Caesar will be made king Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of finder, but he cannot refuse the call of CThe Roman civil war has come to its conclusion Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar has returned to Rome The city abounds with rumors that Caesar will be made king Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of finder, but he cannot refuse the call of Calpurnia, Caesar s wife Troubled by prophecies of disaster and fearing for Caesar s life, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors But that person, who was a close friend of Gordianus, has turned up murdered on her doorstep Calpurnia wants Gordianus to protect Caesar s life before it is too late Gordianus agrees to help, but only to find the murderer of his friend Once an investigation is begun, however, there s no controlling what it will turn up, who it will put in danger, or where it will end.

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    1. Reread in 2018 on the release of the long awaited Ides Gordianus book Throne of Caesar as there is no original read review from publication date I have read all Gordianus books pretty much on publication and even earlier when i was lucky to get an arc , I will add only a few things I remember quite liking this one when I read it first being about Gordianus return to Rome and his investigation of a possible plot to kill Caesar at one of his 46 BC triumphs which Gordianus first refuses to do when [...]

    2. The Triumph of Caesar is the 12th in the Gordianus series of novels set in ancient Rome Gordianus the Finder is a kind of private detective who started his career working for Cicero on a case of parricide Now 30 years later Gordianus has acquired a house on the Palatine and is well known to the upper reaches of Roman society.The year is 46 B.C.E and Caesar has returned from the Civil war, the war in Africa, and the war in Asia His wife Calpurnia is convinced that his life is in danger, and hires [...]

    3. I had read all the books in this series about Gordianus the Finder, but it had been so long since the last one I read A Gladiator Only Dies Once that I found I had forgotten a lot about the history of the characters and I had a hard time picking up the thread here Once I did, I just couldn t get that interested somehow The writing seemed flat.I think part of the problem is that, since I last read this series, I discovered John Maddox Roberts and Lindsay Davis, both of whom are much better writer [...]

    4. Hieronymus, Gordianus Massilian friend, sums up what I think of The Triumph of Caesar p.288 You used to appreciate a puzzle, Gordianus the baffling, the better What s become of your powers of deduction Gone to Hades, along with your powers of observation, I suppose Maybe it was the author s intention to lay down the groundwork for Gordianus eventual retirement After all, he has been Rome s number one private investigator for three decades But still, I found the plot a little thin But I still lo [...]

    5. This is the 12th book in Saylor s Roma Sub Rosa series, which is set in Ancient Rome I m an historical fiction addict, and this is one series that I particularly enjoy Not only have I learned a tremendous amount about the times, but Saylor s realistic characters make the ancient world something we can actually relate to today He mixes imaginary characters with real historical figures, and the result is that names I had to memorize as a kid now are comprehensible as living, breathing human beings [...]

    6. Great to read Saylor s description of the Roman forum just after I spent a couple of days wandering around the forum in Rome myself Not much suspense in the mystery solved here, but the characters in this series are well established and Saylor s knowledge of ancient Rome makes this series one of my favorite mystery reads.

    7. I enjoyed this book than I thought I would In this book, there is a discussion about the Roman calendar and the need for a new calendar My husband asked me if Methuselah s life years were the same as ours and, based on this book, it seems they might not have been I will need to find on the topic I also realized that burial in Roman times was really different from now no embalming, cremation The stench must have been prominent Finally, the main character Gordianus the Finder is a type of detect [...]

    8. ltima novela de la saga de Gordiano en cuanto a hechos Amable y f cil de leer, quiz con m s ingredientes del policial y menos de la hist rica que a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados Saylor No es la mejor novela del autor, a ratos se me hizo lenta, pero vale la pena Espero que a Saylor le de por sacar una sobre los Idus de Marzo del 44, pero nunca se sabe Gordiano no podr darnos a conocer a trav s de sus ojos a Octavio y sus alborotados tiempos, pero tal vez, s lo tal vez, Saylor opine que Eco puede [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoy this series and this last book before jumping back in time of the life of Gordianus was a pleasant break from my recent non fiction run of books Once again the characters come to life while I would always like to see Bethesda in the book I really enjoy the entering of their daughter Diana into a major role Her character, which is a great melding of both her parent s characters is well done and enjoyable I know I m a little behind on the series but I enjoy knowing that I have [...]

    10. well, this one just felt tired maybe Gordianus needs an afternoon nap since he is getting old After all the other books, this one would be the bottom of the Saylors barrel It seemed that histoty got in the way of a good story And that magical realism bit, well, that came out of left field the last book was a bit mystical, too the book needed a spark, but the a mystical element didn t really work Better luck next time, Saylor.

    11. The Triumph of Cesar by Steven Saylor Gave this 5 stars Like how this Authors uses 1st person Writes as if he were talking to the reader A bit of advise read on a reader or have your computer close so you can look up local, countries and many of the Roman terms he uses Ceasars wife Calpurnia engages Gordianus the finder Roman version PI to discover who is piloting to kill Ceasar.

    12. A disappointing entry the final entry if you don t count the prequels to the Gordianus the Finder series The mystery in this novel was hardly anything, and it was finally solved in a lazy way in my opinion I feel like Saylor was out of ideas and just wanted to tell the history of Caesar s Triumphs and used the character of Gordianus to do it But he did not do it in an exciting way like most of his previous books.

    13. An enjoyable mystery set in the times of Julius Caesar I figured out the murderer early on but it was still very entertaining.

    14. Une immersion totale dans la Rome Antique avec des personnages tr s divers et pourtant tr s proche des personnes qu ils incarnent C est un roman tr s sympathique, et qui se lit tr s vite, mais qui ne constitue pas un coup de coeur Pour quelques heures de d tente et un changement d air, Le triomphe de C sar est parfait

    15. I read a Gordianus the Finder mystery a few years ago, but don t remember which it was there are eleven books previous to this one in the Roma Sub Rosa series I do remember mildly enjoying it and the series got a thumbs up from several people on this board I picked The Triumph of Caesar out of the bargain bin because I truly enjoyed Steven Saylor s Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome review here and thought I d give this one a shot.In the beginning of the story, Gordianus has returned to Rome from an [...]

    16. I was a little put off this work by the scads of mildly negative reviews here on grs, however, I found it to be on par with the earlier Gordianus adventures It is true that the four triumphs celebrated by Caesar 46 BCE dominate the novel, but Saylor weaves his tale of intrigue and murder with his usual skill between these public elements to create an entertaining story.Here Gordianus uncovers, just in the nick literally of time, a plot to assassinate Caesar, and manages to save the Dictator s li [...]

    17. Gordianus has returned from Egypt, and Bethesda has been cured of her illness in the sacred Nile Pompey has been defeated and Cleopatra is Queen of Egypt, thanks to help from Caesar and his legions Caesar has returned to Rome and no one knows whether he plans to be a dictator, like Sulla or whether he plans to become a King after seeing how convenient it is to be so close to the gods as Cleopatra can claim to be Rome buzzes with intrigue because the Senate and Consuls will not let go of their po [...]

    18. Read this backstage at the Blood Asylum during Howl O Scream 2013 Gotta say the sounds of torture and screams in the background really helped get me in the mood for a murder mystery I m not a huge fan of the mystery genre and I haven t read any of the other historical fiction mystery novels from this author, but the idea of a Roman age detective is a pretty good one and I think a TV show featuring the antics of such an investigator would be pretty good From the mysteries I ve read I d say that t [...]

    19. That s it There s no Now what am I going to do I had been putting off starting this novel knowing it is the final book in the Gordianus the Finder series Well, I started it and now I m finished with it I feel slightly empty I feel slightly disappointed There were a few things the bothered me about this novel One was the lack of Eco Eco has or less disappeared from the novels since that whole deal with Catalina I was always a little bummed out by that aspect of the story The idea of a father so [...]

    20. As an author of historical fiction, Steven Saylor assumes the challenge of insinuating his detective in the everyday life of the high and the low in ancient Rome.At its best, his work is captivating At it s worst, Saylor s work is tedious and contrived Perhaps the most interesting comments in The Triumph of Caesar can be found at the end of the book in the author s notes.Considering historically inexplicable behavior by Julius Caesar, Saylor says, Caesar s installation of the statue of Cleopatra [...]

    21. In 46 BC, Caesar has returned to Rome after concluding the civil wars and is about to celebrate four triumphs His wife, Calpurnia, has been consulting a haruspex who predicts that Caesar is in great danger She tasks Gordianus the Finder to uncover the plot and protect Caesar She had previously used Gordianus friend Hieronymus from the book Last Seen in Massilia for this, but he was killed Gordianus looks through Hieronymus notes and interviews all the people he had been checking out, a sort of W [...]

    22. I m rounding up a bit.Unless Saylor picks it back up again, the Roma Sub Rosa series ends with this book, and I m in withdrawal I would happily read the next, if it existed.While this book does not delve as deep into Gordianus character as some of the others do, I appreciated the time spent with Gordianus and much of his family, as well as the vivid descriptions of Caesar s various triumphs grand processions, not victories I also liked the realistic touch of the aging Gordianus difficulty in con [...]

    23. Este o 12 e at ao momento, ltimo livro da saga Roma Sub Rosa mas confesso que me enganei e saltei o livro anterior, que um livro de contos.Com o fim da guerra civil, o Egipto controlado por Cle patra, J lio C sar regressou a Roma e tornou se Ditador C sar pretende ent o celebrar os seus feitos e organiza quatro dias de triunfos E apesar de C sar estar tranquilo, a sua mulher Calp rnia teme pela vida do seu marido e contrata um amigo de Gordiano para investigar um poss vel golpe Mas, este amigo a [...]

    24. I have enjoyed this whole series and have learned a great deal of Roman history while enjoying Gordianus and his friends and family I have a considerable amount of empathy for Bethesda, who may not be able to read and has a different set of superstitions from the Romans but is a good and loving person, ready to do whatever is necessary for her family The descriptions of Rome are incredibly clear and change with the changing events You watch Caesar s temple to Venus go up, you sit in the stands l [...]

    25. It is probably inevitable that a series as lengthy as sub rosa has to have one offering that doesn t quite live up to the others and this is it Still, reading sub par Steven Saylor is preferable to reading the best efforts of most of his contemporaries Saylor often takes chances with his character development and that can be a risky move when fans are so invested in the Gordianus clan The mystical elements used to rapidly tie up the mystery were an unexpected and jarring choice It was either a v [...]

    26. This is the first time I read a book in this genre and setting While I enjoyed reading the detailed descriptions of the characters, I felt that parts of the story were repetitive read Triumphs Also, the pace of the story felt uneven since Gordanius deductions did not keep up with the speed of the happenings in the story It was only in the end that the Finder played an active role instead of a passive one.On the plus side, the style of writing was succinct but still managed to pack large amounts [...]

    27. I think I am only deducting one star because this is the last book and I feel like it doesn t quite get there, but if it wasn t I might not have been so hard on it The story itself takes place over a short period of time and Caesar s wife is worried someone might be trying to kill him and wants help to stop it This provides a nice reason to look in on some of the best families and see what they were up to when Caesar was having his triumphs The Finder does seem a bit haggard and off his game by [...]

    28. An excellent read not quite on a par with earlier books but still very good It was also a thinner volume than usual This is about Caesar s Triumphs through Rome there are 4 in the book and Gordianus is asked to investigate a possible threat to Caesar As usual, the pace is slow but the book is very readable and engaging nonetheless Saylor s knowledge and portrayal of Rome is amazing He is very adept at weaving significant characters into his plot and we meet Cleopatra and Marc Anthony without it [...]

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