Dying for Rome: Lucretia's Tale (Short Tales of Ancient Rome, #1)

Dying for Rome: Lucretia's Tale (Short Tales of Ancient Rome, #1)

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by Elisabeth Storrs
     
 

Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale retells the historic story of the tragic girl whose death inspired the men of Rome to rise up against a tyrant king and establish the Roman Republic. Was she a victim or a champion? A pawn in political schemes or the catalyst for rebellion? In this vivid short story, Lucretia’s character is explored to reveal a

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Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale retells the historic story of the tragic girl whose death inspired the men of Rome to rise up against a tyrant king and establish the Roman Republic. Was she a victim or a champion? A pawn in political schemes or the catalyst for rebellion? In this vivid short story, Lucretia’s character is explored to reveal a tender portrait of a young girl misused by men who transforms into a woman with a passion for justice.

Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale opens Short Tales of Ancient Rome, a new Elisabeth Storrs’ short story collection investigating the legends and history of Rome from a fresh perspective. Those who have read Storrs’ three novels, The Wedding Shroud, The Golden Dice and Call to Juno in the Tales of Ancient Rome saga can once again delve into the world of early Rome, while those unfamiliar with her work will enjoy discovering her compelling portrayal of the lives of women of the ancient past.


The first book in the Tales of Ancient Rome series, The Wedding Shroud, was judged runner-up in the 2012 international Sharp Writ Book Awards for general fiction. The Golden Dice was named as one of the top memorable reads of 2013 by Sarah Johnson, the reviews editor for Historical Novels Review. The third volume, Call to Juno, was endorsed by Kate Quinn and Helen Hollick, and was selected as Editor's Choice in the Historical Novels Review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149481507
Publisher:
Cornelian Press
Publication date:
03/12/2014
Series:
Short Tales of Ancient Rome , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
216,417
File size:
247 KB

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Dying for Rome: Lucretia's Tale (Short Tales of Ancient Rome, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One woman uses her tragedy to do what her menfolk won't -- start a rebellion to free her people from a tyrant. Based on actual history of the beginning of Rome. Short story, but the characters get depths and growth. Effective even if you don't know the history, really effective if you do. No bad language, no sex, violence either mild or off-page. Age range 12-120.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story. Short,sweet and to the point. This story shows us that a woman's right to choose her own fate has been a fight since as far back as can be remembered. That it takes place in a time that is of one of my favorite story time lines has nothing to do with the five star review. A must read for anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good retelling of a segment of the Rome foundation story. The details fit what little i remember covering in Latin class. Quick read, good grammar, etc. No distracting or annoying editing or language flaws.
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