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Imperium

(2006)
(The first book in the Cicero series)
A novel by

 
 
From the bestselling author of Pompeii comes the first volume in an exciting new trilogy set in ancient Rome — an imaginary biography of Cicero, Rome's first and greatest politician.

Of all the great figures of Roman times, none was more fascinating or attractive than Marcus Cicero. A brilliant lawyer and orator, a famous wit and philosopher, he launched himself at the age of twenty-seven into the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics. Cicero was determined to attain imperium, the supreme power in the state. Beside him at all times in his struggle to reach the top — the office of Consul — was his confidential secretary, Tiro. An accomplished man, Tiro was the inventor of shorthand and the author of numerous books, including a famous life of Cicero, unfortunately lost in the Dark Ages.

In Imperium, Robert Harris recreates Tiro's vanished masterpiece, recounting in vivid detail the story of Cicero's rise to power, from radical young lawyer to first citizen of Rome, competing with men such as Pompey, Caesar, Crassus and Cato.

Harris's Cicero is an immensely sympathetic figure. In his introduction to this imaginary memoir, Taro states: “Cicero was unique in the history of the Roman republic in that he pursued supreme power with no resources to help him apart from his own talent... All he had was his voice, and by sheer effort of will, he turned it into the most famous voice in the world.”

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-179549-4 / 978-0-09-179549-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7432-6603-X / 978-0-7432-6603-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Throndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7862-9305-5 / 978-0-7862-9305-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-180095-1 / 978-0-09-180095-6 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-179577-X / 978-0-09-179577-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-641-88960-7 / 978-0-641-88960-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Imperium: The Cicero Plays (NHB Modern Plays)
Author(s): Mike Poulton;Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-84842-698-4 / 978-1-84842-698-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-78475-614-8 / 978-1-78475-614-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-952766-9 / 978-0-09-952766-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7434-9866-6 / 978-0-7434-9866-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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July 2007 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-940631-4 / 978-0-09-940631-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Imperium (Cicero Trilogy)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-179542-7 / 978-0-09-179542-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7435-6184-8 / 978-0-7435-6184-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (a)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-180125-7 / 978-0-09-180125-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Imperium Export
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-4165-2853-9 / 978-1-4165-2853-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
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February 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7435-7649-7 / 978-0-7435-7649-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
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July 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
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July 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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July 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Imperium
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7435-8166-0 / 978-0-7435-8166-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-84657-034-4 / 978-1-84657-034-6 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-84657-035-2 / 978-1-84657-035-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7435-5514-7 / 978-0-7435-5514-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-7435-5515-5 / 978-0-7435-5515-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Imperium: The Cicero Plays (NHB Modern Plays)
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
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September 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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September 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon