By Robert Silverberg
No energy on the earth can withstand the may possibly of Imperial Rome, so it's been and so it ever can be. via brute strength, terror, and sheer indomitable will, her armies have enslaved a global. From the reign of Maximilianus the nice in A.U.C. 1203 onward in the course of the ages—into a brand new period of clinical development and remarkable technologies—countless upstarts and enemies come up, basically to be floor into the dirt underneath the cruel Roman bootheels. yet one those that endure and suffer during the many centuries of oppressive rule dream of the wonderful day that's coming—when the heavens themselves could be opened to them… and the ships they're getting ready in mystery will hold them on their "Great Exodus" to the stars.
Originally released 2003 by means of Eos.
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Roma Eterna by Robert Silverberg