Roma Eterna

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Orion, Jul 8, 2004 - Imperialism - 385 pages
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"The Roman Empire never ell. Riven by political ambition and internal dissent, thrown into turmoil by rebellion and civil war, it changed and adapted. The balance of power between Constantinopolis in the east and Roma in the west ebbed and flowed, but the Empire survived. The events of the Empire, from the cataclysmic to the mundane, are memorably described by those whose lived through them : the military hero forced to seize his destiny ; the British aristocrat witnessing the bloody destruction of the royal family ; the children who discover the last emperor, and many others are all vividly described. Accomplished and ambitious, Roma Eterna is a brilliant and thought-provoking exploration of more than fifteen hundred years of Roman history.

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User Review  - John_T_Stewart - LibraryThing

This is quite a good alternative history book. It does use the "Great Man" view of history. The story visits several important figures from the past in the new environment of an on-going Roman Empire. It was a fairly interesting read. Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

This is a mildly interesting story of a Roman Empire that avoided collapse until modern times. I can't say I found it very enjoyable as a story, though, and the ending was less than satisfying. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Robert Silverberg (1935 - )
Robert Silverberg has been a professional writer since 1955, widely known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. He is a many-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, was named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His books and stories have been translated into forty languages. Among his best known titles are Nightwings, Dying Inside, The Book Of Skulls, and the three volumes of the Majipoor Cycle: Lord Valentine's Castle, Majipoor Chronicles and Valentine Pontifex. His collected short stories, covering nearly sixty years of work, are being published in nine volumes by SF Gateway and Subterranean Press. His most recent book is Tales Of Majipoor (2013), a new collection of stories set on the giant world made famous in Lord Valentine's Castle.
He and his wife Karen and an assorted population of cats, live in the San Francisco Bay Area in a sprawling house surrounded by exotic plants.

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