Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale

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.

This short story opens Short Tales of Ancient Rome, a new Elisabeth Storrs’ story collection investigating the legends and history of Rome from a fresh perspective.