Marcus Aurelius Betrayed

Marcus Aurelius Betrayed❴Ebook❵ ➧ Marcus Aurelius Betrayed Author Alan Scribner – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Judge Severus returns in Marcus Aurelius Betrayed , the third of the highly acclaimed and best selling historical mysteries set at the height of the Roman Empire The year is now CE, years after the Judge Severus returns in Marcus Aurelius Betrayed , the third of the highly acclaimed and best selling historical mysteries set at the height of the Roman Empire The year is nowCE,years after the events in The Cyclops Case andyears after the events in Mars the Avenger It is the third year of the Marcus Aurelius PDF \ reign of Marcus Aurelius In Marcus Aurelius Betrayed , Marcus Flavius Severus, Judge in the Court of the Urban Prefect in the City of Rome, is appointed by Emperor Marcus Aurelius as his special judge to travel to Alexandria to investigate an attempt to murder the Prefect of Egypt Poison has been put in the Prefect s drinking cup at an orgy, but the poison was drunk by the guest of honor, an official of the Imperial Post, who was on the couch next to the Prefect Judge Severus, with the assistance of his wife Artemisia, his private secretary Alexander and his court and police aides track down clues and witnesses in Alexandria in quest of a solution On the way they encounter thefts of rare books from the Great Library of Alexandria, the production of fake antiquities and judicial murder Eventually, through a number of plot twists and turns, the case is referred to the Emperor in Rome and the investigation continues in the capital of the Empire As in Mars the Avenger and The Cyclops Case , Marcus Aurelius Betrayed is both a mystery and daily life of Ancient Rome, a sojourn into the world of the Roman Empire and its courts, police and criminal law The investigation takes Severus and his aides to the wonders in the Roman province of Egypt the Great Library, the Museum, the Pharos Lighthouse, the Pyramids as well as to the streets of Alexandria, a house of high class courtesans and army maneuvers in the field There are also scenes in the city of Rome and in Roman courts The book is accurate as to the criminal laws and procedures of the time All laws, rescripts and legal procedures come from Roman law sources, which are extensive for the nd Century CE A culminating trial is held in Rome before the Emperor Marcus Aurelius himself where Judge Severus unravels the mystery through a series of shrewd deductions. Politics, poison and treason in ancient Rome.Marcus Flavius Severus is Judge in the Court of the Urban Prefect of Rome As the special Imperial emissary he is sent to Egypt to investigate the near poisoning of the Prefect of Egypt You must obey the Emperor when he sends you to Egypt I have always wanted to travel to Alexandria and to Egypt, he managed to reply The Great Library, the Museum, the Pyramids, the Sphinx So now you will have the opportunity Carpe diem, as we say seize the day Politics, poison and treason in ancient Rome.Marcus Flavius Severus is Judge in the Court of the Urban Prefect of Rome As the special Imperial emissary he is sent to Egypt to investigate the near poisoning of the Prefect of Egypt You must obey the Emperor when he sends you to Egypt I have always wanted to travel to Alexandria and to Egypt, he managed to reply The Great Library, the Museum, the Pyramids, the Sphinx So now you will have the opportunity Carpe diem, as we say seize the day Who dun itSomeone has tried to assassinate Marcus Annius Calvus, the Prefect of Egypt Someone put poison into his personal drinking cup Fortunately for the Prefect, and unfortunately for another person, that other person drank from the cup by mistake and died How did that happen I understand there was a drunken orgy going on and a lot of confusion It was in the confusion that the victim took the Prefect s cup by mistake and drank from it But the poison was intended for the Prefect By fast ship to AlexandriaAnd at his command, the ship slipped its moorings, and to the rhythm of a drummer began its fast two week voyage from the port of Rome to Alexandria ad Aegyptum, Alexandria at Egypt The oars were now projected fully outward and moved in their two banks in drilled unison to take the warship out to sea In short order, Severus felt the up and down and forward motion of the moving vessel, heard and saw the spray shoot up around the sides and felt it vaporize in the air about him Half the passengers were already seasick Land Ho There was a commotion on deck and shouts could be heard Vulso shot up and went out He came back a few moments later We ve sighted the lighthouse, he announced.Everyone, sailors and passengers alike, rushed toward the prow 25 miles away, on the dark horizon, was what looked like a bright star The fire from the great Pharos lighthouse, kindled almost 500 feet above ground and beamed far out to sea by a huge reflecting mirror, blazed brightly, a beacon in the night An innocent man is killed accidentally or on purpose There is one other thing, said Severus, that I was wondering about It s about Pudens, the unfortunate victim in all this I noted from the diagram of the seating arrangements that he was placed on the couch on your right, the guest of honor s post Was the party that night in his honor Not exactly You see, Judge Severus, Pudens was an inspector in the Imperial Post He had accompanied me from my office to my apartment as I was going home for the party He was giving me some report or other about a matter he was handling I don t even remember what it was about But during his report, I was informed by messenger that one of the guests, the sub Prefect, couldn t make it An important matter had come up, requiring him to leave Alexandria So on the spur of the moment I conceived the idea of inviting Pudens as a replacement He was right there and an invitation would be an honor and reward for his capable service He had been sent out from Rome years ago and served under three Prefects Pudens, you may not be aware, was a total public servant scrupulous and completely honest A rare mixture in government, as I m sure you know.He protested politely, but I made him the guest of honor He couldn t refuse Severus face fell You mean that his attendance at the party was the result of a random series of chances If he had waited until the next day to make his report, or if your guest had not cancelled out, or if you hadn t made that spur of the moment decision, or if there hadn t been a mix up in the wine cups, Pudens would still be alive Calvus nodded silently It proves, concluded Severus with a wan smile, the part the goddess Fortuna plays in our lives Marcus Flavius Severus is similar to Perry Mason, the famous lawyer detective Severus takes charge of the investigation and directs his staff to gather witnesses and evidence to create a water tight case against the Emperor s enemies While we readers are still wondering who dun it he already knows the why and the how.A carefully planned murder mystery.Enjoy 163 CEAnother interesting tale that takes Judge Severus and his company of helpers to Egypt on a mission for the Emperor A man was poisoned at a party and since it was supposedly meant for the Prefect of Egypt, Emperor Marcus Aurelius wants his best man on the job since Egyptian grains were a critical product for Rome The investigation meets many gnarly roadblocks and is fraught with many dangerous events.The group does take advantage of touring the landmarks of Alexandria and the descriptio 163 CEAnother interesting tale that takes Judge Severus and his company of helpers to Egypt on a mission for the Emperor A man was poisoned at a party and since it was supposedly meant for the Prefect of Egypt, Emperor Marcus Aurelius wants his best man on the job since Egyptian grains were a critical product for Rome The investigation meets many gnarly roadblocks and is fraught with many dangerous events.The group does take advantage of touring the landmarks of Alexandria and the descriptions of them are rich in detail Much is shared about the famous library and museum, the pyramids and the 500 foot Pharos Lighthouse as well as the trip by warship getting them there in 2 weeks time.Kindle Unlimited I have to confess to reading Alan Scribner s Marcus Flavius Severus mysteries out of sequence, but these tales of ancient Rome are solid enough to stand on their own Marcus Aurelius Betrayed, third in the series, is particularly satisfying, especially Scroll I, which describes events in Egypt focusing on what seems like an attempt to assassinate Rome s Prefect at an orgy in Alexandria Severus is appointed by Emperor Marcus Aurelius to look into the case, and he does a typically satisfying I have to confess to reading Alan Scribner s Marcus Flavius Severus mysteries out of sequence, but these tales of ancient Rome are solid enough to stand on their own Marcus Aurelius Betrayed, third in the series, is particularly satisfying, especially Scroll I, which describes events in Egypt focusing on what seems like an attempt to assassinate Rome s Prefect at an orgy in Alexandria Severus is appointed by Emperor Marcus Aurelius to look into the case, and he does a typically satisfying job The complicated story slows down a bit in Scroll II when all the main characters converge on Rome But the conclusion of the novel is ingenious and clever and worth the wait As always, Scribner paints vivid portraits of what life in ancient times was like, his books drawing on actual events and serious scholarship Very good read Good story told with great historical knowledgeThis is a story written by someone with an obvious love and respect for the historical accuracy of the period and a great deal of academic knowledge to back it up The characters fit wonderfully into the landscape and he doesn t try to give them modern day attitudes and beliefs that the Romans would find completely unbelievable Having said that the story is also like many modern day trial stories with many of the procedures being perfectly recognis Good story told with great historical knowledgeThis is a story written by someone with an obvious love and respect for the historical accuracy of the period and a great deal of academic knowledge to back it up The characters fit wonderfully into the landscape and he doesn t try to give them modern day attitudes and beliefs that the Romans would find completely unbelievable Having said that the story is also like many modern day trial stories with many of the procedures being perfectly recognisable by any John Grisham reader which shows perhaps how much we are still influenced by the Roman empire Great read If you like mysterious who done it s , and if you are interested in Roman culture in it s heyday, you will love this book It is the third in a series of murder mysterys from the point of view of a Roman judge This is not the usual position in a mystery, usually based upon the defendant I really liked the stories within a story, about the judge s family and those of his assistants I also enjoy the glimpses of what life in early Rome might be like. Here we see Egypt and Emperor Marcus Aurelius Lots of quick looks at the sights in Egypt and muchdevelopment of the characters around Severus Still what keeps me reading is the mystery Here Severus goes to find out who tried to kill the Prefect and finds a whole mess of corruption instead Interesting to see it unfold and unravel before the EMperor Great storyThis was an absorbing mystery with criminals everywhere Read carefully the murderer is clear Yes, I finally cracked the case ahead of the Judge Great storyThis was an absorbing mystery with criminals everywhere Read carefully the murderer is clear Yes, I finally cracked the case ahead of the Judge Delightful historical thrillerPure learning and fun, with boldly sketched characters, lots of description addictive reading Also, it includes 4th century CE jokes Not badNot a bad read it has good history as the back bone, but the story and its weaving are rather amateurish. I am upset I love mysteries set in ancient times.Alan Scribner s series of novels of judge Marcus Flavius Severus of 160AD looked to be another addition to my library of ancient Roman sleuths.So here s my beef Scribner s novel Marcus Aurelius Betrayed had an excellent mystery, with some really good twists ands turns A material.And he has done extensive research into the Roman legal system and he works this knowledge into the story rather well It is interesting to me to see how the Roman l I am upset I love mysteries set in ancient times.Alan Scribner s series of novels of judge Marcus Flavius Severus of 160AD looked to be another addition to my library of ancient Roman sleuths.So here s my beef Scribner s novel Marcus Aurelius Betrayed had an excellent mystery, with some really good twists ands turns A material.And he has done extensive research into the Roman legal system and he works this knowledge into the story rather well It is interesting to me to see how the Roman laws work That s a plus.But then Scribner is such a poor writer His dialogue is awful in spots I mean just awful After just meeting I mean within minutes of meeting Aurora the bad guy s concubine says, Electra actually Artemisia, the wife of the judge who s gone undercover , I don t know anyone in Rome and I need a friend I feel I can trust you Yes, let s be friends, replied Artemisia, but first we should get to know each other, right Aurora Oh come on really Then you have sections that have absolutely nothing to do with moving the story along It s as if the author wants to say, Hey look what I found while doing the research Check it out The bad guys just arrived from Egypt and two of the Judge s team are waiting for them they were going to following the suspects And while they are waiting are you ready they get into a joke telling contest And Scribner points out at the end of the book that these jokes were actually from an ancient joke book But what does that have to do with the plot While in Alexandria the judge and his wife tour the famous Pharos lighthouse and Scribner goes into great detail about the lighthouse Some might say this section just adds flavor to the story it was a description of what Alexandria was like in 163 AD But the way the author presented it, it was like you were reading a section of Wikipedia.I am at a loss First rate mystery love it.But the poor dialogue and gratuitous insertion of historical Wikipedia type facts detract from the over all story hate it.BEWARE