Taylor Caldwell's A Pillar of Iron PDF

By Taylor Caldwell

ISBN-10: 0385053037

ISBN-13: 9780385053037

Filenote: PDF is searchable picture ocr, 680 pages with front/back cover
Publish 12 months note: First released 1965
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The spirit of historic Rome in its final days of glory. The hero of the tale, the guy known as "a pillar of iron" is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who attempted vainly to save lots of the republic he enjoyed from the forces of tyranny. Unfolding listed below are the non-public dramas at the back of the good Roman hero's triumphs and defeats - and the intimate, deeply relocating tale of his determined love affair with the attractive Livia.

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She was not talkative, which was a virtue in a woman, Tullius would remind his father when the old man began to stamp like a bull with exasperation. " shouted the old man, stamping harder. ;. Tullius had always lived in himself, in silent recesses. But he was lonely. son, who had his face and introspective expression. \rpinum. -Krpinum fhev en- were Roman citizens. scnan Hills, a small citv of some conse<|uence, looking down upon its stcep-bankt-d poplars and oaks at the (tljjc of the blacklv glittering mountain stream of Liris; thev had a view of the small where it joint-fl the Liris and the island on which thev and which the grandfather owne

Obscure, multitude of Eastern, Grecian, and than in the hidden, but mighty. Lord of the Universes, omniscient and powerful. Creator of all beauty and wisdom, He appealed to the subtle Greek. Seeing the little Quintus as he exactly was, the poet felt some annoyance at the love between the little brothers. How was it possible for such a one as Marcus, profound, searching, and perceptive, small soldier who was as active as a cricket and as noisv as a to love a crow? He discovered Marcus tutoring his brother in Greek.

St. my legion. I enjoyed every hour I "I remem- fought for The Child and the Youth 29 He found a good sound house, almost new, on the Carinae, the southwestern hip of the Esquiline hill. It was of a modem st)le, unique in Rome, and resembled the keel of a ship, as did its neighbors. Unfortunately, the neighborhood was no longer fashionable, as prospering families were moving nearer to or even on the Palatine hill, itself. This did not disturb the grandfather, because the price asked was modest for such a big and practically new house.

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