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Steven Saylor

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About the Author

Steven Saylor (born March 23, 1956) is an American author of historical novels. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and Classics. Although he also has written novels about Texas history, Saylor's best-known work is his Roma Sub Rosa series, set in ancient näytä lisää Rome. The novels' hero is a detective named Gordianus the Finder, active during the time of Sulla, Cicero, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra. He divides his time residing in California and texas. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Roman Blood (1991) 1,514 kappaletta
Roma (2007) 1,184 kappaletta
Arms of Nemesis (1992) 966 kappaletta
Catilina's Riddle (1993) 944 kappaletta
Egyptiläinen vieras (1995) 848 kappaletta
Murha Via Appialla (1996) 827 kappaletta
The House of the Vestals (1997) 704 kappaletta
Arpa on heitetty (1999) 702 kappaletta
The Judgment of Caesar (2004) 640 kappaletta
Last Seen in Massilia (2000) 639 kappaletta
A Mist of Prophecies (2002) 603 kappaletta
The Triumph of Caesar (2008) 512 kappaletta
A Gladiator Dies Only Once (2005) 470 kappaletta
Empire (2010) 436 kappaletta
The Seven Wonders (2012) 290 kappaletta
A Twist at the End (2000) 209 kappaletta
Raiders of the Nile (2014) 198 kappaletta
Wrath of the Furies (2015) 132 kappaletta
The Throne of Caesar (2018) 105 kappaletta
Slaves of the Empire (1900) 76 kappaletta
Have You Seen Dawn? (2003) 44 kappaletta
The Flesh Fables (1990) 22 kappaletta
In the Blood (1995) 17 kappaletta
Exposed (1993) 17 kappaletta
The Best of the Badboys (1995) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Beast of Burden (1993) 15 kappaletta
Big Shots (1993) 13 kappaletta
Military Discipline (2012) 4 kappaletta
Delitto sul Palatino (2010) 3 kappaletta
Róma 2 kappaletta
A fúriák haragja (2015) 2 kappaletta
Dominus (2022) 2 kappaletta
Slave (2012) 2 kappaletta
Wild West (2012) 2 kappaletta
Styx and Stones (2011) 2 kappaletta
Insecticide (2021) 2 kappaletta
Crown of Thorns (2012) 1 kappale
A Will is a Way 1 kappale
Ill Seen in Tyre 1 kappale
Ceasar ítélete (2008) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Rogues (2014) — Avustaja — 1,230 kappaletta
Outlaw of Gor (1967) — Johdanto, eräät painokset653 kappaletta
Warriors (2010) — Avustaja — 622 kappaletta
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Avustaja — 492 kappaletta
Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong (1991) — Avustaja — 243 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (1995) — Avustaja — 221 kappaletta
Flesh and the Word: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1992) — Avustaja; Pseudonym — 189 kappaletta
Classical Whodunits (1996) — Avustaja — 185 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits (2001) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta
Crime Through Time: Original Tales of Historical Mystery (1997) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits (2003) — Johdanto; Avustaja — 123 kappaletta
Past Poisons (2005) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
Flesh and the Word 3: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1995) — Avustaja; Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
Crime Through Time III (2000) — Avustaja — 82 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Avustaja; Pseudonym — 72 kappaletta
Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing (Richard Kasak Books) (1996) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (1994) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Mystery Cats 3: More Feline Felonies (1995) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica (2007) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Death Comes Easy: The Gay Times Book of Murder Stories (2003) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
QSFx2: Queer Science Fiction (1995) — Introducation, eräät painokset24 kappaletta
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Vier historische speurders (1999) 5 kappaletta
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 2004/03-04 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Götter, Sklaven und Orakel. Antike Mordgeschichten (2001) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Saylor, Steven
Virallinen nimi
Saylor, Steven
Muut nimet
Travis, Aaron
Berkeley, California, Austin, Texas
University of Texas, Austin
Alan Nevins
Lyhyt elämäkerta
[from Raiders of the Nile]
Steven Saylor is the author of the acclaimed historical mystery novels featuring Gordianus the Finder, including The Seven Wonders, as well as the internationally bestselling historical novels Empire and Roma. he has appeared on the History Channel as an expert on Roman politics and life. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.



Steven Saylor- Roma sub Rosa, Historical Mysteries (lokakuuta 2007)


Steven Saylor
Publicado: 2010 | 507 páginas
Novela Histórico
Serie: Las novelas de Roma #2

Steven Saylor retoma la historia donde la dejó en Roma novela de la que se han vendido más de 20.000 ejemplares. Las sucesivas generaciones de la familia Pinario vuelven a ser testigos y protagonistas de uno de los momentos más brillantes de la Antigüedad: el esplendor del mundo romano, desde el reinado de Augusto hasta la caída del Imperio. De esta manera, sufren en sus propias carnes las maquinaciones de Tiberio, la locura de Calígula y la decadencia de Nerón, y disfrutan de la era dorada de Trajano y Adriano. Sin ser ajenos a los momentos más dramáticos de la ciudad: el terrible incendio que la destruyó en el año 64, la persecución contra los cristianos llevada a cabo por Nerón o los sangrientos juegos de gladiadores en el Coliseo…… (lisätietoja)
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libreriarofer | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |
This book took forever to get going. If it wasn't for the setting I am not sure I would have finished it. The mystery didn't really capture me.
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cdaley | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
My least favorite of the Gordianus books so far. I really felt like I was plodding through it. I still enjoyed but I think that it was a just barely enjoyed it. I thought the first two books were plotted tighter with a more engaging central mystery. I will still be buying the 4th book but I hope that it returns to a faster pace.
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cdaley | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
This is an enjoyable story set in the context of an important historical event, as most of Saylor's books are. In this case the context, although kept at some distance, consists of the slave rebellion of Spartacus and the rise to prominence of Marcus Crassus.

The author is a classist who loves to give his readers a view of the Roman world. This is an important quality of the books but it also becomes a bit of weakness, as the protagonist Gordianus becomes more a wandering witness, a historical travel guide, than someone whose actions propel the story forward. In fact Gordianus blunders about quite a bit while he guides us through a long series of interesting locations and events (a trireme, an underground temple, a private bathhouse, a temporary arena, a funeral, a seashore cave, and a rich villa, in no particular order). It is all fun and the scenery is great, but the scenery can overwhelm the story.

The ending is a bit unsatisfactory to me. The denouement of the plot is presented in conversation by Marcus Crassus, while the culprit vanishes from the scene into a closed room (and a violent death). I think this comes about because, in defiance of the conventions of the genre, the criminal turns out to be a fundamentally uninteresting person.
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EmmanuelGustin | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 28, 2023 |



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