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.
Resultaten 1-3 van 26
Later, the objections, the self-doubt: is it fitting for a high official, having just had a
short conversation with the philosopher and orator Claudianus (a living
encyclopedia of art and good taste) — is it fitting for the high official then to
address some ...
The thrashing and fluttering of the vigorous animal in my grasp, his hoarse
shrieks and later the jerking of that headless body, gave me a thrill of curiosity,
dislodging something in me — I don't know what — the desire to prove my power,
to test ...
At first you will curse the darkness and the isolation, but then, later, you will
acknowledge with gratitude that this is the only way you could gain insight. For
you will come to realize that the world is only a pretense, a desert from which
those turn ...
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
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