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The Adventures of Quintus Propertius [Paperback]

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Quintus Propertius Mala is a Roman investigator; or is he? His habit of coming out with obscure (to the narrator) quotations, sometimes in exotic languages, makes one wonder; so does his Zorro-like swordsmanship; so do his little 'inventions', so does... a great deal. In a succession of adventures, Quintus Propertius, accompanied by his Dr Watson, Marcus Vectorius, solves the mystery of the disappearance of a wealthy businessman; brings to book the murderers of an inoffensive minor official; reveals how skin-deep is the assimilation of a supposedly Romanised Gaul; and comes across potentially devastating evidence of the perfidy of the emperor himself. He travels to the thriving city of Ephesus, and to the backward south-west peninsula of a half-conquered land on the outskirts of civilization; he meets mysterious strangers from far, far beyond the eastern borders of the empire; he clashes with a heterogeneous variety of minor and not-so-minor villains, including some who wield terrifying power in the land.

He takes to wife a slave-girl, who turns out to know more about medicine than all the learned physicians in Rome; befriends an untutored savage, who reveals an intellect of remarkable power; and sets out, in his own words, to give Rome "a much-needed kick-start into..." Where? And where -- or when? -- does he come from, this Quintus Propertius Mala?

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Pages   324
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 8, 2005
Publisher   Exposure Publishing
ISBN  1905363176  
ISBN13  9781905363179  

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