Vestal Virgin: Chosen For Rome

Vestal Virgin: Chosen For Rome

by Katherine Spada Basto
Vestal Virgin: Chosen For Rome

Vestal Virgin: Chosen For Rome

by Katherine Spada Basto


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Cornelia Cosa is unwillingly chosen to be a Vestal Virgin for thirty years.

She begins her training as a novice, learning the ancient rites and rituals to Vestal, dedicating herself to guarding Vesta's flame

Set during the turbulent reign of Emperor Nero in 60 AD, when Rome worshiped many gods and goddesses, there is one group the Emperor will not abide- a group called the Jesus Followers. Led by Paul, under house arrest, Nero perceives them as a threat to Rome and begins to scapegoat those suspected as being a part of the Cult of the Nazarene.

When Cornelia sneals out one night with her follow Vestal, Vibidia, to listen to Paul preach, her life will never be the same. And when the augur, Lucius befriends her, she begins to understand how superstitious the Roman people are and how much credence they give to auguries, signs and omens.

Ms. Spada Basto weaves in the ancient legends and mythologies of Rome, alongside many of the festivals and rituals of the Roman people. Based on many true events, "Vestal Virgin: Chosen for Rome" follows the authentic timeline during the reign of Nero, culminating in the Great Fire of Rome and the fate of the Apostle Paul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733390071
Publisher: Painted Turtle Press
Publication date: 12/08/2019
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Katherine Spada Basto is the award winning author of Days to the Gallows: A Novel of the Hartford Witch Panic. She enjoys traveling to different sites she is researching for authenticity with her subject matter. Vestal Virgin: Chosen for Rome is Ms. Spada Basto's second novel. Vestal Virgin has won first place in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for both Religious Fiction and New Adult Fiction. Ms. Spada Basto is presently working on her third book.
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