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THE SILENT PATIENT
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Alfred Duggan

Classification : Historical Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753818251
Price : 499

About the book
This is the story of Elagabalus, named after the Syrian Sun god and sky-stone. At thirteen years he led his army victoriously against the might of the Emperor of Rome. He was a god-like young man: strong, beautiful, charming, and beloved of his soldiers. Once established as Emperor though, his family sought to influence him, but he rejected them, and they, like the Senate, became his deadly enemies.

Through the story of this unusual and outrageous man we see the background of third century AD Roman Empire - the power of family and dynastic ties, and the struggle between autocratic ruler and his advisers.

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Alfred Duggan
His tragic early death in 1964 robbed us of a brilliant writer who had travelled all over the sites of the ancient Mediterranean world, knowledge he put to excellent use in his eight historical novels...(+)
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