Last Seen in Massilia

Last Seen in Massilia is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 2000. It is the eighth book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman sleuth Gordianus the Finder.

Last Seen in Massilia
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First edition
AuthorSteven Saylor
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesRoma Sub Rosa
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Publication date
2000
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages277 pp
ISBN978-0312209285
Preceded byRubicon 
Followed byA Mist of Prophecies 

Plot summaryEdit

The year is 49 BC, and there is civil war in the Roman Empire. Caesar is besieging the ancient Greek colony of Massilia in Gaul, which has allied with Pompey. Meanwhile, Gordianus the Finder is desperate to get inside the city to find his son Meto, Caesar's secretary, who has disappeared and is believed to be dead. Once inside, Gordianus must solve the murder of a woman to save his new friend, Hieronymus.