Threshold of fire: a novel of fifth century Rome
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1 sep. 1993 - 255 pagina's
It is 414 A.D. and the once-powerful Roman Empire is in its death throes -- split between East and West, menaced by barbarian hordes almost literally at its gates. The Emperor Honorious cowers in the marsh-bound city of Ravenna, where he has moved the government. There is the Prefect Hadrian, a powerful official and fanatical Christian convert; Marcus Anicius, the pagan aristocrat who is clinging to a dyping past, and the Jew Eliezar ben Elijah, hemmed in by his own traditions and burdened by his dark vision of the future.
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Over fourteen years Theodosius issued a series of edicts: mandating faith in the
Trinity, forbidding the use of altars and shrines for purposes of divination, shutting
down pagan temples and eventually forbidding, on pain of death, sacrifices to ...
penetrate into regions where the borders were blurred between cruelty and
pleasure, life and death, man and beast. If I had taken that woman at that moment
, I would perhaps have been able to drive away the images which swarmed
"Are you then so obstinate a heathen that you choose death over the opportunity
to convert?" "As one condemned to imprisonment for life, I would then become a
hermit, a walled-up anchorite . . . And the dungeons of the prefecture could be a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - janerawoof - LibraryThing
This one was fantastic! Not a book of 'action', except in the memories expressed by two of the main characters, Prefect Hadrian and the poet, Claudius Claudianus. Hadrian presides at the trial of a ... Volledige review lezen
THRESHOLD OF FIREGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
The cusps of the past are further explored in another of the prolific Haasse's historical sagas (In a Dark Wood Wandering, 1989; The Scarlet City, 1990)—a 1964 novel newly translated from the Dutch ... Volledige review lezen