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Jukka M. Heikkilä

Augustuksen kisat (The Games of Augustus)

Augustuksen kisat (The Games of Augustus)
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Published by Karisto Oy
ISBN: 951-23-4773-3
In the Rome of 2 B.C. a human life is worth very little. Marcus, an officer of the feared Praetorian Guard, receives a live demonstration on the subject, when he becomes the target of an attempted murder. After that, even a transfer to the despised navy seems like a good idea; the main thing is to get out of the city. The sea is a fearful element for a city kid, but even worse is the mission awaiting him along with his new post: Marcus is ordered to take thousands of gladiators to a huge show, to fight in honour of the ruler – and to take responsibility for the party destined to lose. The Games of Augustus takes the reader to the rugged and dangerous world of gladiators. It is a violent and thrilling story from an era when the value attached to human life was very different from that of Western countries today – even though the foundations of Western culture were being laid down at the time.
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Adventure , Historical , Military/War , Multicultural , Suspense
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