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Novels of Ancient Rome

It is Ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble.  Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus solves murders and shares with readers the secret history of Rome, in these intriguing historical mystery novels.

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Wrath of the Furies
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Wrath of the Furies

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 15)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

Gordianus the Finder returns in another thrilling mystery set in Ancient Rome

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Raiders of the Nile
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Raiders of the Nile

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 14)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

In Egypt during the late Roman Republic, the young Gordianus finds himself involved in a raid to steal the golden Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great

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The Seven Wonders
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The Seven Wonders

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 13)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

The year is 92 B.C. Gordianus has just turned eighteen and is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: a far-flung journey to see the Seven Wonders of the World. Gordianus is not yet called...

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The Triumph of Caesar
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The Triumph of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 12)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion – Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome's legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar...

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A Gladiator Dies Only Once
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A Gladiator Dies Only Once

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 11)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series of novels, set in the later Roman Republic and featuring Gordianus the Finder, has garnered unusual acclaim from readers and reviewers alike, establishing him...

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The Judgment of Caesar
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The Judgment of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 10)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

Gordianus the Finder and his ailing wife Bethesda travel to Egypt - Bethesda's homeland - seeking a cure for her enduring, mysterious illness. They arrive as the Civil War between Caesar and Pompey...

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A Mist of Prophecies
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A Mist of Prophecies

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 9)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

During the Roman Civil War, as the forces of Pompey and Julius Caesar fight a series of battles in the provinces over control of the Republic, Rome itself is a hotbed of intrigue as those left behind...

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Last Seen in Massilia
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Last Seen in Massilia

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 8)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

In the city of Massilia (modern-day Marseille), on the coast of Southern Gaul, Gordianus the Finder's beloved son Meto has disappeared--branded as a traitor to Caesar and apparently dead. Consumed...

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Rubicon
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Rubicon

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 7)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain...

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The House of the Vestals
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The House of the Vestals

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 6)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

The first of Saylor's short story collections featuring Gordianus the Finder

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A Murder on the Appian Way
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A Murder on the Appian Way

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 5)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

Torchlight flickers on the elegant marble walls. The sound of a mob echoes in the street. The year is 52 B.C. and the naked body of Publius Clodius is about to be carried through the teaming streets...

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The Venus Throw
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The Venus Throw

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 4)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

The fourth novel in Saylor's critically acclaimed Roma Sub Rosa series, featuring Gordianus the Finder.

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Catilina's Riddle
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Catilina's Riddle

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 3)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

"Saylor rivals Robert Graves in his knack for making the classical world come alive." --(ortland) Oregonian

"Engrossing...Ironic and satisfying." -- San Francisco Chronicle

The...

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Arms of Nemesis
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Arms of Nemesis

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 2)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

The hideously disfigured body was found in the atrium. The only clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone at the corpse's feet, the word Sparta. The murdered man was the overseer...

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Roman Blood
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Roman Blood

Novels of Ancient Rome (Volume 1)
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on a case involving the savage murder of...

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The Throne of Caesar
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The Throne of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome
Steven Saylor
St. Martin's Press

In The Throne of Caesar, award-winning mystery author Steven Saylor turns to the most famous murder in history: It’s Rome, 44 AD, and the Ides of March are approaching.

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About the author

Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma and its follow-up, Empire. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

Photo: Jerry Bauer