The Epic Third Century BC Struggle for Supremacy in the West.
Denied a decisive victory by Rome's defensive tactics, Pyrrhus despatches Hieron to conclude an alliance with Syracuse and its allied Greek cities. Having landed his army in Sicily, Pyrrhus moves against Syracuse's northern enemy, the rogue City of Messana, thereby threatening Himalgo's intrigues.
Meanwhile, appointed to command in Syracuse, Hieron is ordered to confront an insurgent slave army. Outnumbered, he relies upon the novel tactics advocated by his new subordinate, Creon.
Aided by the voluptuous Actia, Hieron struggles to master the murky undercurrents of Syracusan politics. But Actia's decision to befriend Tansia proves disastrous. With Messana chastened, Pyrrhus turns to face the Carthaginians.
About the Author
D. A. Aubrey, M.D., M.S., (LONDON); F.R.C.S., (ENGLAND); F.I.C.S., (RETIRED)
After qualifying in medicine from London University, Mr D. A. (Alan) Aubrey gained higher surgical qualifications and thereafter practised surgery in the UK for over thirty years. In retirement, he spends his time studying ancient history, listening to opera and visiting Italy.
Mr Aubrey has published extensively in British and American medical and surgical journals.
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