Republic of Vengeance


"Mary Renault, Rosemary Sutcliff, William Golding, and classicist Paul Waters deserve to be mentioned in the same breath." —Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae

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"Mary Renault, Rosemary Sutcliff, William Golding, and classicist Paul Waters deserve to be mentioned in the same breath." —Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

This engrossing and beautifully written first novel will catapult Waters into the ranks of such well-known writers of the classical world as Mary Renault, Steven Pressfield, and Michael Curtis Ford. Fourteen-year-old Roman boy Marcus's first sea voyage with his father ends violently when their vessel is overtaken by pirates, leaving Marcus the only survivor. This single event sets the course of his life. Overshadowing his youth spent as a merchant and, later, his time as a soldier in the war against Philip of Macedonia is an unquenchable thirst for revenge, which even his love for Menexenos, a beautiful, young Greek athlete, cannot ease. Waters brings the world of third-century B.C.E. Greece to vivid life. Skillfully interwoven into the fictional story of Marcus and Menexenos are actual events and people of the times-e.g., the struggle between Rome and Macedonia for the freedom of Greece, the early years of Roman influence and conquest, and the grace, dignity, and culture of the center of civilization, Greece. This first book in a planned series is highly recommended for public and university libraries.
—Jane Henriksen Baird

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590204740
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Waters is a well-traveled classicist, and though educated in Britain, he has lived much of his life abroad in Africa, America, Greece among other places. He now writes full time. The Republic of Vengeance is the first book in an epic series.
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