SPQR IV The Temple of the Muses

SPQR IV  The Temple of the Muses

When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City-even though it means leaving his ...

Author: John Maddox Roberts

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429908319

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City-even though it means leaving his beloved Rome. Decius is just beginning to enjoy the outpost's many exotic pleasures when the suspicious death of an irascible philosopher occurs, coinciding with the puzzling and apocalyptic ravings of a charismatic cult leader. Intrigued, Decius requests and is given permission by the Egyptian Pharaoh to investigate the heinous crime. What he discovers is beyond shocking. And when the corpse of a famous courtesan mysteriously turns up in his bed, Decius suddenly finds himself entangled in a web of conspiracy far more widespread and dangerous than he ever imagined-one that threatens to bring about the downfall of the entire Empire.
Categories: Fiction

Crimina

Crimina

Roberts, SPQR I = John Maddox Roberts, SPQR. New York (Avon) 1990, neu
aufgelegt als (und zitiert nach): SPQR I: The King's Gambit,. New York (St.
Martin's) o.J. ... SPQR IV = SPQR IV: The Temple ofthe Muses. New York (Avon)
1992; ...

Author: Kai Brodersen

Publisher: Verlag Antike

ISBN: 9783938032275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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Eine erste Begegnung mit der Antike erfolgt fur viele Zeitgenossen nicht in einer Begegnung mit antiken Texten oder Resten, sondern mit modernen Kriminalromanen. Wie arbeiten ihre Autorinnen und Autoren? Was reizt Historiker an Antikenkrimis? Welche Gattungen und welche Traditionen gibt es? Und wie werden diese Traditionen in Literatur, Comic und Fantasy aufgenommen? Der von dem Erfurter Universitatsprasidenten Kai Brodersen herausgegebene Band vereinigt ein Dutzend Originalbeitrage: Texte und Reflexionen der bekannten Krimi-Autoren Malachy Hyde (Karola Hagemann und Ilka Stitz) und Hans Dieter Stover sowie Studien von Stefan Cramme, Dagmar Dappert, Jorg Fundling, Annette Korthaus, Thomas Kramer, Nick Lowe, Maria Rutenfranz, Markus Schroder und Wolfgang Will.
Categories: Literary Criticism

SPQR II The Catiline Conspiracy

SPQR II  The Catiline Conspiracy

Also by J O H N M A D D O X R O B E R T S Other Books in the SPQR Series
SPQR I: The King's Gambit SPQR III: The Sacrilege SPQR IV: The Temple of the
Muses SPQR V. Saturnalia The Gabe Treloar Series The Ghosts of Saigon ...

Author: John Maddox Roberts

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429908343

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government-a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within. But admission into the traitorous society of evil carried a grim price: the life of Decius's closest friend...and maybe his own.
Categories: Fiction

SPQR XII Oracle of the Dead

SPQR XII  Oracle of the Dead

... Pirates SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance SPQR VII: The Tribune's Curse
SPQR VI: Nobody Loves a Centurion SPQR V: Saturnalia SPQR IV: The Temple
of the Muses SPQR III: The Sacrilege SPQR II: The Catiline Conspiracy SPQR I: ...

Author: John Maddox Roberts

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429939990

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Decius Caecilius Metellus, this year's magistrate for cases involving foreigners, is living the good life in southern Italy, happy to be away from Rome, a city suffering war jitters over Caesar's impending actions. He thinks he is merely visiting one of the local sights when he takes a party to visit the Oracle of the Dead, a pre-Roman cult site located at the end of a tunnel dug beneath a temple of Apollo. He quickly learns that there is a bitter rivalry between the priests of Apollo and those of Hecate, who guard the oracle. When the priests of Apollo are all killed, the countryside looks to explode in violence as Greeks, Romans and native Italians of several conquered nations bring out old enmities. Decius is caught squarely in the middle, desperate to find a way out that will pacify the district and, incidentally, save his own skin. This riveting series began with the Edgar Award-nominated SPQR and has gone on to international success in 13 languages.
Categories: Fiction

SPQR IX The Princess and the Pirates

SPQR IX  The Princess and the Pirates

Also by JOHN MADDOX ROBERTS SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance
SPQR VII: The Tribune's Curse SPQR VI: Nobody Loves a Centurion SPQR V:
Saturnalia SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses SPQR III: The Sacrilege SPQR II:
The ...

Author: John Maddox Roberts

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429908375

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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As I walked back through the City, my mood was moderately elevated. This appointment did not displease me nearly as much as I pretended. Like most Romans I abhorred the very thought of sea duty, but this was one of the rare occasions when I was looking forward to getting away from Rome..... For years I had complained of the disorder of the City, and now that it was gone, I found that I missed it. All the peace and quiet seemed unnatural. I did not expect it to last. - Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger in SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates His two years of aedileship over, Decius is ready for his next adventure. He would rather do anything than join the war with Caesar in the dismal forests of Gaul, so he and his slave/protégé Hermes find themselves on a mission to rid the Mediterranean of pirates. They set off with shoddy ships and sailors to the island of Cyprus, where a young Cleopatra is staying. Between her impressive crew and the ex-pirate Ariston providing insider knowledge of that cutthroat occupation, Decius thinks he stands a good chance of bringing himself some glory. That would be too simple, though. The ruler of the island, Silvanus, is murdered in a most peculiar fashion and Decius, as a guest in his home, has a sacred duty to find and punish the guilty party. Because world relations are already strained, he would rather not suspect Cleopatra, heir to the Egyptian throne. But she has plenty of reasons to hate Rome and murder runs in her family. Another guest and suspect is Gabinius, who is in exile and could have easily given up loyalty toward his friend if it meant a quicker return to Rome. In the meantime, Decius is being humiliated in his pirate hunt, and as if this weren't enough, Aphrodite herself seeks Decius's help by appearing to him in a dream vision. As Decius investigates world trade, the island history, and the new kind of piracy plaguing the waters, he is finding connections more menacing than he had ever imagined possible. In this ninth book in the series, Roberts crafts another skillful mystery, this time fervently pulsing with the collision of Roman, Greek, and Egyptian interests.
Categories: Fiction

Murder in Retrospect

Murder in Retrospect

THE CASES 1 . SPQR . New York : Avon , 1990 , 229 p . As : SPQR I : The King '
s Gambit . New York : Thomas Dunne Books , St . Martin ' s Minotaur , 2001 , 274
p . ROME , 70 ... 4 . SPQR IV : The Temple of the Muses 306 Murder in
Retrospect.

Author: Michael Burgess

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015061422898

Category: Reference

Page: 410

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Build your fiction collection, advise readers, and find answers to questions about one of today's most dynamic genres with this important work, the first guide to historical mysteries.
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Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

John Maddox Roberts : The Temple of the Muses , Avon Mystery , pb orig , 224
pp , $ 4 . 50 . Third in the SPQR Mystery series of police procedural mysteries set
in Roman times , from an often published fantasy author . The two earlier books ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013091348

Category: Science fiction

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Categories: Science fiction

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Trinity Break Thou My Commandment Gross . The Life - Long Learner Hill .
German Empire from Henry I to Henry IV Holder . Roman ... SPQR : Temple of the
Muses Rust . Painted House Serpell . In Company of Animals Sheldon . In His
Steps ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031098869

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Books in Print

Books in Print

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888483

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

What Do I Read Next 2003

What Do I Read Next  2003

... The SPQR Series 818 , 902 The Strayed Sheep of Charun 732 Temple of the
Muses 153 The Tribune ' s Curse 153 , 907 Roberts , Keith Pavane 695 Roberts ,
Les The Milan Jacovich Series 60 The Saxon Series 1 , 164 Roberts , Lillian H ...

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787661821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 667

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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

220p . 1993. 65.00x ( 0 7103-0354-8 , A3928 , Pub . by Kegan Paul Intl UK )
Routledge Chapman & Hall Temples of Chance . ... 11.95 ( 0-8021-3322-1 Grove
Pr . Temples of Per Ramesses . Uphill . ... Temple of the Muses : An SPQR
Mystery .

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography

Publisher:

ISBN: 00158119

Category: United States Imprints

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Categories: United States Imprints

The Works of Virgil

The Works of Virgil

Hammon . See Ammon . Diana or Luna ) , Æ . iv . ... 289 ; Electra Æneas in the
temple of Vesta , their mother , xi . 268 n . during the ... 79 ; viii . cred to Apollo
and the Muses ) , Æ . 13 ; G. ii . 328 . vii . 641 ; X. ... S. P. Q. R. Æ . i . 317 : xii . 331
.

Author: Virgil

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924095941609

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The Works of Horace

The Works of Horace

The muse forbids a praiseworthy man to die : the muse confers the happiness of
heaven . ... Bacchus , his temples adorned with the verdant vine - branch , brings
the prayers of his votaries to successful issues . celebrated for ... These are
probably abbreviations , but are used here for inscriptions ; such as S. P. Q. R. for
Senatus Populusque Romanus . ... when he says , that he subdued Africa ;
defeated in Spain four of the most famous Carthaginian generals ; took Syphax
prisoner in ...

Author: Smart

Publisher:

ISBN: UBBE:UBBE-00086694

Category:

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The Works of Horace

The Works of Horace

... se than the Calabrian muses ; neither , should writings be silent , would you
have any reward for having done well . ... his temples adorned with the verdant
vine - branch , brings the prayers of his votaries to successful issues . celebrated
for ... These are probably abbreviations , but are used here for inscriptions ; such
as S. P. Q. R. for Senatus Populusque Romanus . ... that he subdued Africa ;
defeated in Spain four of the most famous Carthaginian generals ; took Syphax
prisoner in ...

Author: Horace

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0011201704

Category: Epistolary poetry, Latin

Page: 325

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Categories: Epistolary poetry, Latin

Works

Works

The muse forbids a praiseworthy man to die : the muse confers the happiness of
heaven . ... thus Bacchus , his temples adorned with the verdant vine - branch ,
brings the prayers of his votaries to successful issues . celebrated ... These are
probably abbreviations , but are used here for inscriptions ; such as S. P. Q. R. for
Senatus Populusque Romanus . ... when he says , that he subdued Africa ;
defeated in Spain four of the most famous Carthaginian generals ; took Syphax
prisoner in ...

Author: Horace

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044009986381

Category:

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The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette

Vesta . , four profile of Augustus , slightly bearded without laurel , RECEPTA . ,
empress habited as Diana in fast biga to figures ... Temple of Janus bust , high
relief , rev . empress as Juno standing , very valuable , struck at Carthage , 71. ;
Nepotian , magnificently ... S. P. Q. R. OB . CIV . SER . in a circlet of oak with two
elegant victories resting a shield on a palm- | Gold . --- Traian , the father of the
emperor ... 6d .; potamuses , giraffes , rhinoceroses , a gem of much fine dark
patina , 101.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119103138

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Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance

Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance

SPQR ( Senatus Populusque Romanus ) is comprehensible , but NERQ and is
are examples of an ... 175 ) , 54 - 58 , and four other plates ( Giacomotti 1974 , no
. 820 ; Rackham ... The circular temple , like the one on 53 , is an exercise in
Renaissance fantasy architecture characteristic of Nicola . ... Painted in blue ,
green , yellow , orange , brown , white : Apollo with his lyre , and seven of the
nine Muses .

Author: Timothy Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028495532

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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Shows and describes bowls, plates, jugs, bottles, and dishes made in Renaissance Italy, and explains how the pottery was made
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles