Dying Every Day

Author: James Romm

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2014-03-11)


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From acclaimed classical historian and author of Ghost on the Throne ("Gripping...the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar"-Daniel Mendelsohn) and The Landmark Arrian ("Thrilling"-The New York Times Book Review)-a work of history on the grand scale: a high stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, and "a plot that is hot, simply teeming with sex...[and in which] everyone ends in mincemeat."

At the center: the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome's preeminent writer and philosopher, and his student Nero, Emperor of Rome. And controlling them both, Nero's mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger: Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece, and fourth wife, of Emperor Claudius...Dying Every Day weaves together the life and written words, the moral struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that enmeshed Seneca the Younger in the twisted...