“How DARE you and the rest of your barbarians set fire to my library? Play conqueror all you want, Mighty Caesar! Rape, murder, pillage thousands, even millions of human beings! But neither you nor any other barbarian has the right to destroy one human thought!”
― Cleopatra (1963)
The year is 273. Emperor Aurelian, the “Restorer of the East”, is in battle with Queen Zenobia, the Warrior Queen of Palmyra, whose empire has cut into what was once Roman lands. Zenobia currently rules all of Egypt, and Rome is not pleased. Especially since the rich Egyptian grain harvests no longer flow into Roman ports. In retaliation Aurelian orders the Brucheion, the royal section of Alexandra, burned. Unfortunately, the famous Library of Alexandria is located there. What Aurelian doesn’t know is that there is a second library, the Serapeum, located in the heart of the city. As his men prepare to burn the Brucheion, others prepare to save what they can.
The cover art is the illustration The Great Library of Alexandria by Otto Von Corven.
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