Elisabeth Storrs retells the historic story of the tragic girl whose death inspired the men of Rome to rise up against a tyrant king and establish the Roman Republic. Was she a victim or a champion? A pawn in political schemes or the catalyst for rebellion? In this vivid short story, Lucretia’s character is explored to reveal a tender portrait of a young girl misused by men who transforms into a woman with a passion for justice.
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Praise for Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale:
“Storrs sensitively portrays the lives of women in ancient times, illustrating how they tried to achieve some dignity and control over their fates within the confines of the culture, class system, and militarism of the time period.”
M Louisa Locke, Author of the Victorian San Francisco Mysteries
“An acute tale of an ordinary life dragged into the extraordinary, of seemingly small events that create unforeseen, monumental consequences.”
Rebecca Lochlann, Author of the Child of Erinyes Series
“Some of the expository details in the story are quite exquisite. Well worth a read. Highly recommended.”
JJ Toner, Author of The Black Orchestra Series