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Lustrum by Robert Harris
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Turning from Nazis to Roman Republican lawyers, Harris fictionalizes the Catiline conspiracy for the second in his Cicero triology, told from the view of long-suffering slave-secretary Tiro of the legal shorthand. Thanks to Tiro and his wax tablets, we have the fabulously rabble rousing Ad Catilina: Quousque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia?
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