First edition cover
|8 October 2009|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||464 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-09-180100-1 (first edition, hardback)|
Lustrum (US: Conspirata; 2009) is a historical novel by British author Robert Harris. It is the sequel to Imperium and the middle volume of a trilogy about the life of Cicero (106–43 BC). For its 2010 release in the United States, and Italy, it was retitled Conspirata.
The book continues in the format of the first novel, with the story told in the first-person from the point of view of Cicero's secretary Tiro. It follows on immediately from Imperium, starting with the beginning of Cicero's consulship and ending with his exile as a result of the enmity of Clodius.
- 2009, UK, Hutchinson (ISBN 0-09-180100-1), Pub date 8 October 2009, hardback (First edition)
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