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The Gladiator's Mistress
Author: Jennifer Bokal
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 1503944581
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Year: 2015-07-14
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Phaedra, a dutiful daughter of Rome's most influential senator, has no choice but to marry a man chosen by her father. But a chance encounter with handsome gladiator Valens Secundus sends her pulse racing—and, for the first time, makes her wish she could choose her own fate. They make each other a promise: she'll insist on having the right to select her next husband, and he'll do everything within his power to win his freedom. A gladiatorial champion, Valens has fought his way up from poverty to become a star in the arena. The only two things he craves are his freedom and the luscious Phaedra, both seemingly far out of reach. But four years after their fateful meeting, Phaedra returns to Rome and soon becomes a widow, and Valens answers to no one but himself. They're finally free to explore their fiery passion—while evading a powerful and wealthy new suitor of Phaedra's—until Valens must return to the arena one last time. And in order for Phaedra to control her own destiny and claim her love, Valens will need to survive the battle of his life.
Mistress of Rome
Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101186631
Pages: 432
Year: 2010-04-06
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The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network. “So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author First-century Rome: A ruthless emperor watches over all—and fixes his gaze on one young woman... Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia. Now she has infuriated her mistress by capturing the attention of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator—and though his love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, their affair ends quickly when a jealous Lepida tears them apart. Remaking herself as a singer for Rome’s aristocrats, Thea unwittingly attracts another admirer: the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.
Mistress of Rome
Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101186631
Pages: 432
Year: 2010-04-06
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The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network. “So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author First-century Rome: A ruthless emperor watches over all—and fixes his gaze on one young woman... Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia. Now she has infuriated her mistress by capturing the attention of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator—and though his love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, their affair ends quickly when a jealous Lepida tears them apart. Remaking herself as a singer for Rome’s aristocrats, Thea unwittingly attracts another admirer: the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.
My Wicked Gladiators
Author: Lauren Hawkeye
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062196898
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-05-15
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Alba has spent her entire life pleasing others. As an upper-class woman in Ancient Rome, that is her place in life. But when her husband, Lucius, the owner of a prestigious gladiatorial school, uses her body as a bargaining tool to increase his fortunes, she is faced with doing as he demands—or finding herself on the street. Forced to lie with masked gladiators chosen by Lucius, Alba is surprised to discover pleasure in being powerless. Only in the forbidden arms of Caius and Marcus does she find comfort, however temporary it may be. But with Lucius' demands looming and the threat of death for her gladiators ever present, will Alba's fleeting pleasures be enough? Or will she finally grab hold of her own desires, no matter the consequences?
The Song of the Gladiator
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755350227
Pages: 235
Year: 2012-10-30
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313 AD, and tempers are rising in Rome. The Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena are trying to make sense of the new Christian religion which is spreading through the Empire - but the Christians can't agree among themselves. Scholars are locked in a bitter struggle over whether Christ really was the son of God, and Constantine invites delegates from both sides to debate before him at his villa. Now strange things start to happen. Envoys from both sides are found murdered in a most macabre way. The villa is secretly attacked, and the Holy Sword is stolen. Helena calls on the help of her secret agent Claudia - that shrewd, unobtrusive detective - to untangle the dangerous web of intrigue. As she sets to work, the spy is also facing a crisis in her own life...
Roman Games
Author: Richard Pietz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462811094
Pages: 202
Year: 2008-05-06
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Donatari had been a gallant young officer with a bright and promising future serving as the Captain of Guard for the Emperor of the Territory of Corinia in what was a peaceful, productive, unobtrusive little country. He, his family, his countrymen, and his country itself find they are nothing more than pawns caught in the middle of the never ending expansion of the Roman Empire. Donatari must learn to survive as a gladiator in the harsh arena of the Province of Gamorah ruled by a Roman Governor and his ruthless, sadistic wife, Krystynia. Many lives are affected by her voracious lust for blood, power, and depraved sexual gratification. The book follows the lives of the citizens and slaves who serve to satisfy the Governess’ insatiable appetites, the most compelling of which are the deadly games of the arena.
The Lady's Book
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Year: 1838
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Her Rocky Mountain Hero
Author: Jennifer D. Bokal
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488016747
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-11-01
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In Jennifer D. Bokal's new Rocky Mountain Justice romance, a lone agent falls for the enemy When security expert Cody Samuels finds fugitive Viktoria Mateev in hiding, he can't believe his luck. Turning her in will be the perfect revenge on the crime family who destroyed Cody's DEA career. But to his surprise, Cody is just in time to rescue Viktoria from assassins. He soon finds himself tracking her son's kidnappers—and trying to resist his deepest desires… To keep her son from her ruthless in-laws, Viktoria went on the run. Now she's teaming up with a man she can't trust. Cody's courage and bold gambits are a temptation Viktoria can't resist—even as a risky sacrifice guarantees they may not survive to see another holiday.
Women and Politics in Ancient Rome
Author: Richard A. Bauman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134821344
Pages: 310
Year: 2002-11-01
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Rubicon
Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030742751X
Pages: 464
Year: 2007-12-18
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A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.
Gladiatrix
Author: Russell Whitfield
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429967013
Pages: 448
Year: 2009-04-14
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The Ancient Roman public's hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. The Emperor Domitian's passion for novelty and variety in the arena has given rise to a very different kind of warrior: the Gladiatrix. Sole survivor of a shipwreck off the coast of Asia Minor, Lysandra finds herself the property of Lucius Balbus, owner of the foremost Ludus for female gladiators in the Eastern Empire. Lysandra, a member of an ancient Spartan sect of warrior priestesses, refuses to accept her new status as a slave. Forced to fight for survival, her deadly combat skills win the adoration of the crowds, the respect of Balbus. But Lysandra's Spartan pride also earns her powerful enemies: Sorina, Gladiatrix Prima and leader of the Barbarian faction, and the sadistic Numidian trainer, Nastasen. When plans are laid for the ultimate combat spectacle to honor the visit of the emperor's powerful new emissary, Lysandra must face her greatest and deadliest trial. This is a thrilling first novel that combines fascinating historical detail with blistering action.
Caesar's Women
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061582425
Pages: 928
Year: 2008-11-11
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New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar—when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conquest. His victories were legend—in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him influence. He sacrificed his beloved daughter on the altar of ambition. He burned for the cold-hearted mistress he could never dare trust. Caesar's women all knew—and feared—his power. He adored them, used them, destroyed them on his irresistible rise to prominence. And one of them would seal his fate.
Breaking the Gladiator
Author: Nicola Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 1980429022
Pages: 138
Year: 2018-02-20
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A tale of forbidden love - passion, deceit, blood, anger and hope. Will it all come crashing down around them? Or will love find a way to conquer the hate instilled in them all? Who will be left standing when a gladiator falls for his Domina? Cassian I'm trained to kill... for the amusement of others. Slave. Fighter. Beast. Emotions are a weakness, so I have none; except anger and hate. All the good ones were beaten and starved out of me long ago. I barely even feel pain anymore. But when she touches me? Feelings thrash to the surface, and in my world those are dangerous. She's poison, feeding off my rage for her own sick pleasures. I hate her. She keeps finding cracks and opening them up, squeezing herself inside my chest. She's going to get me killed. Livia I'm Domina of the Atticus ludus, where we train gladiators to compete for victory. Wealthy. Attractive. Powerful husband. It appears I have it all... and I wish I could make myself feel that way. But I'm numb. Too broken to even care. The only time I feel alive is when I'm with my husband's champion gladiator. My slave. In the arena, and the bedroom. It's disgusting for a woman of my rank to sleep with a man like him. He's a dirty, worthless animal. His touch should feel repulsive. His gaze upon me should make my skin crawl. But he's mine. And I want more. Note to readers: Dark Romance!! This novella contains blood and action, and steamy romance between characters battling with dominance and consent issues. Expect a lot of heat and darkness. Because romance isn't always sweet. "I didn't know what to expect out of a gladiator romance, but I can't imagine it being any better than this." -- Jessica, Chatterbooks Book Blog "Dark and twisted, fiery hot and bloody, but I couldn't get enough!" -- Ana, The Stars Listen
The Roman Traitor
Author: Henry William Herbert
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Year: 1853
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The Comic History of England
Author: Gilbert Abbott À Beckett
Publisher:
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Pages: 304
Year: 1847
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