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Death on the street or Decius Metellus is investigating

Currently I’m quite hooked by the John Maddox Roberts’ SPQR series. These are a collection of detective stories in the Ancient Rome. The investigator is Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger, a fictive Roman senator in the days of the Late Republic, actually in the very last days of the Rome republic. For all of you… Read more »

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Two little fates

This is Gaius Fortunatus, a plebeian and a slave trader. Born in Rome, his father Hortensius Fortunatus was the one of the tribune of the plebs and made his fortune through proscriptions of Sulla in which the property of the victims was auctioned off. Hortensius was able to acquire quite a lot and afterwards he had started… Read more »