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Rome To Alexandria: A Collection of Short Stories

by Robert Colton

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In Memory of Billy D. Fulton

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."

-- Titus Marcius Plautus
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To My Dear Appian,

I pray this letter finds you in good health, as I am.
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Are the gods just having a bit of fun with Marcellus or is he doomed to ill-adventure? A missing bronze bust; the appearance of a mysterious aunt and the death of an augur are just the beginning for Marcellus.

After witnessing the death of Nero's step-brother, Marcellus is off to Alexandria. With a wink and a smile, the Gods of Rome hand him over to the Deities of Egypt.

The Pyramids, The Great Sphinx and Hatshepsut's tomb await Marcellus along with a widow, a dead priest and a companion who will change the course of his life. [retrieved 5/24/2014 from Amazon.com]

Contents:

A Lesson on Ancestors p.2

Dinner at the Palace p.17

Darius and Alexander p.32

A Toga for Marcellus p.63

Rex, the Cat Who Would be King p.72

Venus and Neptune p.80

Payment of a Wager p.94

Ransom for the Senator's Son p.111

Thoth, God of Truth p.119

Instructions from Cato p.128

Token of Deceit p.142

Curse of the Ushabti p.161 [although this is in the table of contents, selecting this page takes one to the Acknowledgements, at least in my copy]
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