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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
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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"--
Summary
Most Roman slaves are bought for a pittance; talented chef Thrasius has just been purchased for the unbelievable sum of 20,000 denarii by renowned gourmand Marcus Gavius Apicius. As Apicius' coquus (cook), Thrasius must create sumptuous spreads for his master's wealthy and influential guests. Apicius ultimately dreams of becoming Augustus Caesar's gastronomic advisor, but discovers as many rivals and enemies as he does supporters. Will his lust for fame and glory lead to his (and Thrasius') downfall? In addition to domestic and political drama, this debut also contains well-researched details of ancient Roman culinary traditions. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10556835
Cataloging source
DLC
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King, Crystal
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Apicius
  • Apicius
  • Rome
  • Gastronomy
  • Gourmets
  • Cooking, Roman
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Cooking, Roman
  • Gastronomy
  • Gourmets
  • Rome (Empire)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of Ancient Rome
Label
Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781501145131
Lccn
2016025828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952979804
Label
Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome, Crystal King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781501145131
Lccn
2016025828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952979804

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