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4 edition of The Ides of April. found in the catalog.

The Ides of April.

Ray, Mary

The Ides of April.

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.R21015 Id
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p.
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5104283M
ISBN 100571105017
LC Control Number74176531
OCLC/WorldCa1032605

Superstitions arose concerning the bad luck that followed a nundinae on the nones of a month or, later, on the first day of January. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. It wasn't bad, but I lost track of the characters from the beginning and it wasn't written in a compelling style. The Roster for the Season! His family were taken captive accused of the murder and him and his friends go on a mission to find the real murderer to get his family back. I also dislike all the references to Albia's deceased husband, Lentulus, as "Farm-Boy".

A few emperors attempted to add themselves to the calendar after Augustus, but without enduring success. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened. Tone, style, characterization, descriptive narrative Although I thought The Ides of April had a good mystery, I found the overall story to be a bit on the dry side. All of which is a not very subtle author's attempt to point us away from what Andronicus really is. As a mystery story it is very well-written; as a picture of Rome in the time of Nero it is exceptional.

Before each meeting, we look at a list of questions often found on the most excellent Reader's Guide seriesto facillitate discussion. Such were my emotions on discovering this novel. I read the novel with a growing incredulity. Absolutely not my type.


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Tone, style, characterization, descriptive narrative The patricians and their clients sometimes exploited this fact as a kind of filibustersince the tribunes of the plebs were required to wait another three-week period if their proposals could not receive a vote before dusk on the day they were introduced.

January 1, Lekeshua What an intense read but good read aloud with son. Why not be the first? I would have appreciated more description. Johnson is a professional electrical engineer with a consulting practice in California. The 7-day week began to be observed in Italy in the early imperial period, [45] as practitioners and converts to eastern religions introduced Hellenistic and Babylonian astrologythe Jewish Saturday sabbathand the Christian Lord's Day.

The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

So, my 2 star is a rating relative to Ms Davis' other books. Each year, the letter used for the markets would shift 2—5 letters along the cycle. This is always an appreciated reflection, and a useful overview for those who were unable to attend the meeting.

I've looked at all the 5 star reviews of this with some incredulity, particularly from those who say they've read all Ms Davis' Falco novels; then had to go back and check I've not missed something because I am so polarized from those reviews I began to doubt I had read the same book. Three computer experts become concerned when nobody listens to their expressed concerns about computer linking as a threat to privacy and civil liberties and about the possibilities of computer terrorism against governments.

Enlisting the help of Pomponius' son-in-law, Camillus Rufus, the nobleman and slave investigate, and unearth devious plots that could possibly rock the foundations of Rome's political body and cost them their lives.

Nero contrived charges against him, accusing him of neglecting his senatorial duties and he was sentenced to death by his choice. I wish that Ms.

When his family and friends are taken captive, accused of the murder, he and his friends embark on a dangerous mission to find the real murderer and set his family free.

We like to include both fiction and non-fiction, Canadian and world, classics and books of current interest. I just finished reading it aloud to my children a few days ago.

January 1, K. I can't quite believe Ms Davis who produced some of the finest Roman novels out there has written some of this. January 1, Antron Brown A murder took place and Hylas was force to flee from home where he was a slave.Camillus soon finds himself reluctantly picking a dangerous way through the political plots of Nero's Rome to discover the real murderer.

Recommended for ages 14 and up, pages. The Ides of April () by Mary RayBrand: Bethlehem Books. The Ides of April is a historical mystery crime novel by Lindsey Davis and the first book in the Flavia Albia Mysteries (Falco: The New Generation)) atlasbowling.com in March and April AD 89, in the Aventine Hill area of Ancient Rome, the novel stars Flavia Albia, the British-born adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco (the hero of the author's volume Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries series Author: Lindsey Davis.

The Ides of April. First U.S. edition. New York: Minotaur Books. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Davis, Lindsey. The Ides of April. New York: Minotaur Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Davis, Lindsey, The Ides of April. New York: Minotaur Books, MLA Citation (style guide) Davis.

Get this from a library! The ides of April. [Lindsey Davis] -- Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated.

The Ides of April is the first in the Flavia Albia series. The Marcus Falco series by this author is twenty novels long, and I’m hoping for at least that many for Flavia.

She’s a delight. Hopefully, she’ll keep poking her nose into Rome’s secrets. You can read more about Lindsey Davis at this web site. May 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Ides of April book by Mary Ray.

Hylas is a young Greek slave in the household of Caius Pomponius, a Roman Senator involved in political schemes. When the senator is found mysteriously murdered, Free shipping over $/5(5).