Novel With Pictures?: All about the Vesuvius Plot, one of two Roman thrillers, to be Published Net Year
Cheops Books LLC and its imprint Edward Ware Thrillers at War will publish Vesuvius Plot next year, the second novel in a series of Roman thrillers about Edward Ware’s Roman ancestors. It will also include the Cherusci Plot, the thriller about the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. This historical thriller Vesuvius Plot will feature Pliny the Elder, the 1st century BC philosopher and naturalist who was also the Roman governor of the province of Germania. The Germans spell trouble for Pliny just as they spell trouble for his latter day descendant, Colonel Sir Edward Ware. Find out how in the upcoming publication complete with paintings and pictures from the time period. Some are taken directly from Pompeii such as the painting on the cover which is on display at the Naples Museum in Italy.
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Donald Trump should take a tip from his ancient forebearer, Marcus Licinius Crassus, the billionaire real estate tycoon of Late Republican Rome. Instead of having his picture taken or even painted as more modern Presidents did, he should have his bust at least sculpted in marble. Like Marcus Crassus and his political associate, Julius Caesar, Donald Trump’s very serious, not joking posture, bearing, and way of speaking show evidence of what Romans would call auctoritas, or authority. Nothing shows this better than solid marble. The buildings of Washington DC are built of marble, so should his portrait be.

Look forward to more about Trump gratis Cheops Books, LLC.

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Donald Trump is supposed to be German on his father’s side and Scottish on his mother’s side. the Germans repelled the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. The Romans never reached Scotland. But still Marcus Crassus, the financier of Julius Caesar, and Donald Trump, the President elect, look like twins.
Not only were both real estate investors and billionaire investors in their respective countries, but to judge by the statue of Marcus Licinius Crassus below and the photo of Donald Trump right beside it, both seem to take themselves seriously and project very sober looks. They purse their lips just so. They both possess long, aquiline, aristocratic noses of distinction. Both faces draw attention to their imposing eyebrows. Their jowls look formidable. You wouldn’t want to mess with them! The only feature that looks different is Donald Trump’s signature hairdo while Marcus Crassus preferred a more traditional cut. That just shows that Donald Trump is from nowadays and Crassus is from 2000 years ago. But still history seems to be repeating itself in having a businessman come to the fore of politics.

It almost seems like the two of them are destined to end up in an Edward Ware Thrillers at War novel!

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During the late Roman Republic Marcus Crassus was a Roman billionaire with all sorts of real estate investments everywhere in the ancient city with one million people. All sorts of anecdotes abound such as the one that he would send agents around town to set fire to apartment buildings only to bargain with the owners to sell them the property as it burned. When the agreement was reached, he would put out the fire with Republican Rome’s only fire department.
He had political aspirations of his own, but they could go only so far in those days. Rome was an aristocratic society. Office holders had to be the scions of certain noble families. So Crassus used his money to back the most successful Roman politician and conqueror who ever lived, Julius Caesar.
Cut to 2016 America. Donald Trump is a real estate billionaire from New York City, the Rome of modern day America. In this democratic society he can run for office himself and has won the current election. For the first time Marcus Crassus gets his chance to rule.

Anything is possible in the world of Cheops Books, LLC.

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The history of Europe even nowadays has been molded by that long ago Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. As you say the Germans are in charge of the EU and especially its currency. The euro is the devalued mark. Within memory of the failed Nazi empire, Germany is at it again trying to have an empire. But it does not know how. Why? That goes back to 9AD. They kicked the Romans out too soon. True the oldest town in Germany is Trier along the Moselle River. Trier was founded by the Romans. But the power centers and larger cities are to the East in Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich. I bet it would be harder to find Roman coins there, the ones that you can find so easily in Britain. Britain is more the true heir of Rome because it never kicked out the Caesars. But Germany does not have this background. Too bad. You can hear the ghost of Augustus laughing in the distance at the modern EU remembering his lost legions from 9AD.

This view will be reflected in the upcoming Cheops Books LLC publications the Cherusci Plot and Vesuvius Plot, both concerning this pivotal battle.

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Romes’s Biggest Defeat: 9AD: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest:

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Emperor Augustus presided over Rome’s Golden Age. As the adopted son and successor of Julius Caesar, he was perhaps the most clever politician who was ever born. But he lacked his father’s talent for military affairs. In 9 AD he trusted the wrong man, a Publius Quinctilius Varus, as a military officer. He sent him with his legions to the far reaches of the empire near the Elbe River near the North Sea in what would later become the German port city of Hamburg. On the way back they were ambushed by another man, a German who had supposedly turned Roman, Hermann the German, who had adopted the Roman name, Arminius. He also had deceived Augustus as someone who could be trusted near the legions. He had assembled the German tribes to chase the Romans out of Germany all together. In that surprise attack Augustus lost three of his best legions along with their standards, which would later have to be recovered by the Roman General, Germanicus.
This history forms the backdrop for Cheops Books LLC’s upcoming publication, Cherusci Plot. The Cherusci were the tribe from which the traitor Arminius hailed.

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The religion of the ancient Romans involved a polytheistic pantheon of gods in addition to ancestor worship of the spirits of the dead of the Republic and of the ancestors of the individual Romans. Jupiter ruled the skies. Pluto was the God of the Underworld. Neptune ruled the seas. Behind it all the Three Sister Fates spun the web of destiny which even the gods had to obey. Many of these gods will surface in the upcoming Cheops Books publications, Cherusci Plot and Vesuvius Plot.

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Demeter (Ceres) Ludovisi. Coarse marble. Roman copy of the 2nd century A.D. after a Greek model of the 5th—4th centuries B.C. Inv. No. 8596. Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Altemps.

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Next year Cheops Books LLC will publish two Roman historical thrillers about Edward Ware’s long ago ancestors in the days of ancient Rome, Cherusci Plot about the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest and Vesuvius Plot about Edward’s ancestor and Pliny the Elder escaping from the Germans. We will also publish a brand new edition of Cleopatra’s Caper about Edward’s original Roman ancestor, Lucius Antonius, an officer under Julius Caesar during the Battle of Alexandria. In preparation for all this we will be publishing a series of blogs about Roman customs and traditions so different from our own.

One custom is very similar. The month of December was the season of the Saturnalia. At the end of the year the Romans made merry. Servants and masters traded places, and everybody gave out gifts. The Roman Forum was a busy place near Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. It was full of shops with wares on display imported from the vast Roman Empire. This is the reason that westerners celebrate Christmas in December.

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