A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Roma Sub Rosa Series #11)

A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Roma Sub Rosa Series #11)

by Steven Saylor
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A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Roma Sub Rosa Series #11) by Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series of novels, set in the later Roman Republic and featuring Gordianus the Finder, has garnered unusual acclaim from readers and reviewers alike, establishing him as one of the pre-eminent historical mystery writers. In A Gladiator Dies Only Once, the second collection of his award-winning stories featuring Gordianus, Saylor more than meets his own high standards. Set between the events of his novels Roman Blood and Catilina's Riddle, these previously untold adventures from the early career of Gordianus - when his adopted son, Eco, was still a mute boy and his wife, Bethesda, was but his slave - will delight Saylor's many fans while illuminating details of the ancient world like no other writer can.

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ISBN-13: 9780312357443
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/30/2006
Series: Roma Sub Rosa Series , #11
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 513,643
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma and its follow-up, Empire. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

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Gladiator Dies Only Once 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
These nine tales all written in the past decade take place in Ancient Rome in the middle of the first century BC and star Gordianus the finder whose clients provides him with plenty of work (payment is a different story). The cases vary and those ¿hiring¿ Gordianus are as wild a group as any detective (make that a finder) might imagine working for. The stories are fun mostly because they provide a deep look at Ancient Rome and the eccentricity of the support characters. Gordianus is his usual witty self, matching and trumping opponents with his intelligence and humor especially the asides. Though not quite as strong as the novels (see THE JUDGMENT OF CAESAR), readers will find each contribution is well written and fun to read.--- Harriet Klausner
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I'm a history buff so it was very interesting for me but it is also a quick read that will keep you hooked!