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The Resource Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King

Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King

Label
Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome
Title
Feast of sorrow
Title remainder
a novel of Ancient Rome
Statement of responsibility
Crystal King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King's seminal debut features the man who inspired the world's oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure. Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius's help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius's household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia, whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Crystal
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apicius
  • Apicius
  • Rome
  • Gastronomy
  • Gourmets
  • Cooking, Roman
  • Cooking, Roman
  • Gastronomy
  • Gourmets
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952979804
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781501145131
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952979804
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781501145131
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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