A Novel of Ancient Rome
St. Martin's Press
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Featuring: Publius Quinctilius Varus
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Bestselling author Turtledove turns his attention
to an epic battle that pits three Roman legions against
Teutonic barbarians in a thrilling novel of Ancient Rome
Publius Quinctilius Varus, a Roman
politician, is summoned by the Emperor, Augustus Caesar.
Given three legions and sent to the Roman frontier east of
the Rhine, his mission is to subdue the barbarous German
tribes where others have failed, and bring their land fully
under Romeâ€™s control.
Arminius, a prince of the
Cherusci, is playing a deadly game. He serves in the Roman
army, gaining Roman citizenship and officerâ€™s rank, and
learning the arts of war and policy as practiced by the
Romans. What he learns is essential for the survival of
Germany, for he must unite his people against Rome before
they become enslaved by the Empire and lose their way of
An epic battle is brewing, and these two
men stand on opposite sides of what will forever be known as
The Battle of the Teutoberg Forestâ€”a ferocious, bloody clash
that will change the course of history.
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