FABULA FACTUS EST: THE REALITY OF AN EASTERN FABLE OF LOVE
A historical novel set when ancient Rome was under the siege of the barbarian Visigoths, who had arrived from the far north. It is based on a true story: one woman was at the center of it all—intelligent and very beautiful among a thousand other qualities—Placidia, sister of the emperor Honorio, becomes very important for Rome. In the great looting suffered by Rome, this Roman woman is carried off by barbarians, and love develops between Galla Placidia and a barbarian, the brother of the king of the Visigoths. Adventure, love, war—this novel contains them all. This romance became an epic love story; only death could separate the two lovers. When her lover is killed by another barbarian, Galla Placidia—daughter of an emperor, sister of an emperor, and mother of an emperor—is left with the task of continuing the story of Rome.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
afraid Alaric Alaric’s angry answered anymore arrived asked Ataulfo Attalo Prisco barbarian beautiful became become beloved Borgh Busento River calm camp can’t caravan Cosenza Costanzo dark dear brother dear princess don’t want dream dress emperor Eric everything exclaimed eyes face finally fire forest Galla Placidia gave Giovanni Giovio hair happened happy heart heaven Honorio hope horse hugged husband killed king kissed Launte leave Leta listened lord maidservants marry mother’s Narbo Martius never night noble passion peace Placidia looked Proba Ravenna river Roman Empire Roman population Roman princess Rome Rome’s Ruina Saro Segerico Senator Tuscolo shining silence sister slaves smile soul started crying talk tears tell Teodosio theVisigoths things thought tired took touched trees troops understand Visigoths voice waiting walked warm wasn’t whispered Wialla wife wind woman worried yelled you’re young