Everything you need to understand or teach Roman Blood by Steven Saylor.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, a fledgling advocate in Rome, sends his slave Tiro to the home of Gordianus the Finder in chapter one of Steven Saylor's historical murder mystery Roman Blood. Cicero retains Gordianus to help solve a mystery. Cicero's client Sextus Roscius (filius) is accused of killing his father, a wealthy landowner. There are conflicting stories circulating about the reasons for the murder of Sextus Roscius (pater), and it is Gordianus's responsibility to untangle the details before the murder trial.
Gordianus, who is neither of high nor low birth, is well aware of the rigid class system which exists in Rome, but as a result of his tenacity and Cicero's connections in high Roman society, Gordianus finds a way to ferret out the truth. Through his business relationship with Cicero, Gordianus makes the acquaintance of a young nobleman named Marcus Valerius Messalla, called Rufus because of his red...
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