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Rome and Byzantium
753 B.C. - A.D. 1000
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Becker, Allienne R. Eagle in Flight [4th century A.D.]. Athanasius, patriarch of Alexandria and eventual saint, is exiled five times and threatened with death for his defense of the Trinity.

Bell, Albert A., Jr. All Roads Lead to Murder [mystery, 1st century A.D.]. Pliny the Younger, on the road with the historian Tacitus, turns sleuth when his fellow-traveler Cornutus is found dead and mutilated in an inn at Smyrna.

Bell, Albert A., Jr. Daughter of Lazarus [1st century A.D.]. The career of the slave-woman Lorcis leads her through doomed Pompeii, the blood-soaked Colosseum, and the clandestine assemblies of Christians.

Bellenger, Dianne. 68 A.D. [1st century A.D.]. Valarian, son of the murdered emperor Galba, copes with intrigue, rebellion, and murder as he searches for his fatherís assassins.

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Borchardt, Alice. Night of the Wolf [1st century B.C.]. Julius Caesar’s legions have all but conquered Europe, but the life of Caesar himself is in the hands of the man-wolf Maeniel.

Borchardt, Alice. The Silver Wolf [8th century A.D.]. Regeane, a teenage werewolf and a distant relative of Charlemagne, escapes from her uncle’s clutches and prowls the streets of eighth-century Rome.

Bradley, Marion Zimmer, and Diana L. Paxson. Priestess of Avalon [3rd century A.D.]. As the lover of the eventual Roman emperor Constantius, the British princess Eilan is transformed into Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine.

Bradshaw, Gillian. Cleopatra's Heir [1st century B.C.]. The spoiled, epileptic son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar escapes his would-be assassins and survives among the common people of Egypt.

Bradshaw, Gillian. Island of Ghosts [2nd century A.D.]. In Britain during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, the barbarian prince Ariantes falls in love with Lady Pervica and threads his way through the labyrinth of Roman politics.

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Bradshaw, Gillian. Render Unto Caesar [1st century B.C.]. Hermogenes, a young Alexandrian merchant, travels to Rome to collect a long-standing debt from a powerful and dangerous Roman politician.

Brand, Irene. In This Sign Conquer [4th century A.D.]. The spiritual journeys of two fourth-century Roman brothers, Marcus and Lucius Trento, during the rise of Constantine to the imperial throne.

Brand, Irene. Like a Burning Fire [8th century A.D.]. Matthew Trento leaves his monastery to search for a priceless heirloom vase, a relic of the Crucifixion that his family lost generations ago.

Broch, Hermann. The Death of Virgil [1st century B.C.]. Summoned to Caesar’s palace to die, the Roman poet meditates on life and death during his last eighteen hours.

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward. The Last Days of Pompeii [1st century A.D.]. Arbaces, an Egyptian priest, arranges to have Glaucus, a noble Greek, thrown to the lions, but Glaucus escapes death on the day of the famous eruption.
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