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Lustrum (US: Conspirata; 2009) is a historical novel by British author Robert Harris. It is the sequel to Imperium and the middle volume of a trilogy about the life of Cicero (106–43 BC). For its 2010 release in the United States, and Italy, it was retitled Conspirata.

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First edition cover
AuthorRobert Harris.
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesCicero trilogy
GenreHistorical novel
Publication date
8 October 2009
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages464 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN0-09-180100-1 (first edition, hardback)
Preceded byImperium 
Followed byDictator 

The book continues in the format of the first novel, with the story told in the first-person from the point of view of Cicero's secretary Tiro. It follows on immediately from Imperium, starting with the beginning of Cicero's consulship and ending with his exile as a result of the enmity of Clodius.

The novel was shortlisted for the 2010 Walter Scott Prize.[1][2] It and the other novels in the trilogy were also adapted for the stage in 2017 by Mike Poulton.


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