Imperium is partly a biography, partly a novel, and wholly an attempt to re-create an actual long-lost book about the Roman lawyer, politician, and orator Cicero originally penned by his slave/secretary, Tiro. The result is not short on interesting historical tidbits. We learn, for example, that the punishment for killing a parent under Roman law involved a dog, a cock, and a viper. Yet, perhaps hamstrung by the truthiness of his task, Robert Harris (Fatherland) fails to breathe much life into his characters. ”This is not a textbook about the law,” the author has narrator Tiro write at one point, but there are times when Imperium reads like one.
Imperium Imperium is partly a biography, partly a novel, and wholly an attempt to re-create an actual long-lost book about the Roman lawyer,...ImperiumHistory, FictionRobert Harris Imperium is partly a biography, partly a novel, and wholly an attempt to re-create an actual long-lost book about the Roman lawyer,...2006-09-22Simon & Schuster
Genre: History, Fiction; Author: Robert Harris; Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Posted September 22 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Hulk Hogan: The N-word was part of my 'daily environment' growing up
- Eddie Redmayne hopes 'Fantastic Beasts' will be 'quite a ride'
- New 'Sicario' clip ratchets up the tension for Emily Blunt
- Hulu launches ad-free subscription model
- Donald Trump weighs in on Kanye's presidential candidacy announcement
- See the funny, scary opening credits for 'Scream Queens'
- What Derek Hough thinks of new 'DWTS' partner Bindi Irwin
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- The A List Ladies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna & Jane and More!