Last Seen in Massilia

by Steven Saylor | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312209282 Global Overview for this book
Registered by johnevelyn of Lantau Island, Islands Hong Kong on 6/14/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by johnevelyn from Lantau Island, Islands Hong Kong on Saturday, June 14, 2008
Gordianus as usual is off meeting important people (e.g. the infamous Gaius Verres, once the rapacious governor of Sicily, known from the famous Ciceronian trial is there) and solving a mystery in the last days of the Roman Republic. Caesar and Pompey are battling it out and Marsillia is under seige. I did not like this as much as other books about Gordianus, but not quite sure why.


Journal Entry 2 by johnevelyn at Hampstead Heath in Hampstead, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, July 19, 2008
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Bookcrossing picnic Upper Fairground

Journal Entry 3 by johnevelyn at -- Trains, Tube, Buses --, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/11/2008 UTC) at -- Trains, Tube, Buses --, Greater London United Kingdom

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At the London Waterloo Bookcrossing Meet-up, 11 November 2008, Camel and Artichoke Pub

Journal Entry 4 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 10, 2009
I did enjoy this book greatly - particularly when I realised that I hadn't read it before, as from the description I thought that I had, as it is very similar to another book I had read - but only in the description.

I always learn something when reading books about Gordianus, and this book was no different. And as always, I figured something out before he did - only to find that I was not completely right, nor completely wrong, but would have ruined everything through my conviction had I been there.

Journal Entry 5 by WistfulDragon at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 10, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (4/14/2009 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 6 by DottyDi from Dartford, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, April 23, 2009
Picked up at the Camel & Artichoke last week. TBR.
I think I have now journalled all the books I took with me. Don't let me take any more until I have read this lot!

Journal Entry 7 by DottyDi from Dartford, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, June 26, 2009
Finished this book as part of the June Readathon. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and will look out for more by the same author.
It's now reserved for yorkshire-lass and kizmiaz, who I understand are reading the Gordianus series.

Journal Entry 8 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, September 13, 2009
Delivered to my door by DottyDi and her daughter this afternoon, thank you so much for letting me have the next in the Gordianus series. I've put precariously on the top of Mt TBR and will read it next and the post it on to kizmiaz.

Journal Entry 9 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, September 21, 2009
Another good read, I always enjoy these books. Thanks again DottyDi, hope to get it in the post in the next few days.

Journal Entry 10 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 21, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (9/23/2009 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to kizmiaz as soon as I can get to the post office.

Journal Entry 11 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, September 28, 2009
Another step on the exciting Gordianus way. Thank you DottiDy and, as always, yorkshire-lass.

Journal Entry 12 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, November 08, 2009
This book is actually the second part of Rubicon, which doesn't really end, and in that way it is a well paced continuation with a twisting plot and some good descriptions of life in a city under siege.
There are some, few, descriptions of Massilia's society and the importance of this city.
Gordianus finds himself with a lot on his hands and little time to get to some conclusions. It's another one of those less political Gordianus books and more of a "whodunit" but it's a nice read and those last twists in the story really send you spinning. The thing that I think I liked most about this one was the Hyeronimus character, a really interesting one and the fact that Davus has grown as a character and, probably because of all his recent traveling with Gordianus, is no longer as thick as a nail and actually figures a couple of things on his own.

Journal Entry 13 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, January 10, 2010
And it's with me now. Thanks a lot Kizmiaz.
Of course, it will wait a bit till I catch up with it all: I've just read the first book of the series till now!

Journal Entry 14 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, July 14, 2011
Catched up until this one! :)
I'm starting to not know what to say about these books. I still enjoy them, but not as much and I also prefer the more 'political' ones. I guess it's inevitable to be 'more of the same', but Saylor still gets to transport me to the Roman days through smells and sensations (I was almost breathless, under that tunnel!).
I liked the tale of the Scapegoat and even thought that it would be perfectly possible to happen today, 20 centuries later (just imagine if we could pick one or another politician to be the scapegoat. I guess it would even become a TV show and it would be a huge success).
Thanks a lot to all those of you that made it possible for this book to wait in my shelves for all this time. I've already collected several Gordianus' and I'll have to free them one of these days; meanwhile, it'll be available for whoever wishes to read it.

Journal Entry 15 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, February 14, 2016
passing along

Journal Entry 16 by kizmiaz at Belém Junqueira in Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/14/2016 UTC) at Belém Junqueira in Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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