By Taylor Caldwell
Filenote: PDF is searchable snapshot ocr, 680 pages with front/back cover
Publish 12 months note: First released 1965
The spirit of old Rome in its final days of glory. The hero of the tale, the guy known as "a pillar of iron" is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who attempted vainly to save lots of the republic he enjoyed from the forces of tyranny. Unfolding listed below are the non-public dramas in the back of the good Roman hero's triumphs and defeats - and the intimate, deeply relocating tale of his determined love affair with the attractive Livia.
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The boys would train together in leaping and WTestling and discus- little throwing and exercises with the spear and the bow. It annoyed Archias that Marcus appeared not to object too much to this s\\'eatv business. The more or less tranquil household soothed the innate irascibility He found himself able to turn out cantos with which he was satisfied, and which he published in Rome. Quietude brought him some small fame, and he was gratified. He and Tullius became friends. He told himself that he had another pupil in the lonely young father, and out of compassion he sought Tullius' company even though he preferred to be alone at night.
TuUius could feel the littleness of the hand, but he also felt a strong warmth, a comforting, a promise. It is only my imagination, for he is still a babe, thought Tullius, whose eves filled with unmanly tears, unworthy of a Roman. He cannot understand what I have asked him in my soul, yet he keeps his hand on my cheek like the hand of a father and not a child. Tullius lifted his eyes to the sk-y and prayed. He prayed as the "oldRomans prayed, not for wealth or lustre for his child, not for fame and glon,' and the snapping of banners, not imperial power or lustful ambition.
Here a man was alone, truly alone, his essence held within himself like perfumed oil in a vessel. sence to mingle with the careless outpourings of others, so that it lost its identity and the vessel was empty, drained The Child and the Youth 17 of that most precious thing which distinguished one in sc-ent and texture. Men had Cities destroyed the fac-es of man from when thev strong color men, rendering them another, stood alone. featureless. Tullius' He never longed for Rome. xchange. Only here, on his paternal island, did he feel free and.
A Pillar of Iron by Taylor Caldwell