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Enemies at Home

Davis, Lindsey (Book - 2014 )
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Enemies at Home
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In Ancient Rome, the number of slaves was far greater than that of free citizens. As a result, often the people Romans feared most were the "enemies at home," the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves, all of them, guilty or not, were presumed responsible and were put to death. Without exception. When a couple is found dead in their own bedroom and their house burglarized, some of their household slaves know what is about to happen to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by tradition is respected as a haven for refugees. This is where Flavia Albia comes in. The authorities, under pressure from all sides, need a solution. Albia, a private informer just like her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is asked to solve the murders.
Authors: Davis, Lindsey
Title: Enemies at home
Statement of Responsibility: Lindsey Davis
Edition: First U.S. edition
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2014
Branch Call Number: M DAVIS
Characteristics: 342 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In Ancient Rome, the number of slaves was far greater than that of free citizens. As a result, often the people Romans feared most were the "enemies at home," the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves, all of them, guilty or not, were presumed responsible and were put to death. Without exception. When a couple is found dead in their own bedroom and their house burglarized, some of their household slaves know what is about to happen to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by tradition is respected as a haven for refugees. This is where Flavia Albia comes in. The authorities, under pressure from all sides, need a solution. Albia, a private informer just like her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is asked to solve the murders.
Subject Headings: Private investigators Rome Fiction Rome Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Private investigators
ISBN: 9781250023773
1250023777
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