Under Tiberius

Under Tiberius

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. Deep in the recesses of the Vatican, Nick Tosches unearths a first-century memoir by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, foremost speechwriter for Emperor Tiberius. The codex is profound, proof of the existence of a Messiah who was anything but the one we've known -- a shabby and licentious thief. After encountering him in the streets of Judea, Gaius becomes spin doctor to Jesus, and the pair schemes to accrue untold riches by convincing the masses that Jesus is the Son of God. As their marriage of truth and lies is consummated, friendship and wary respect develop between these two grifters."-- Publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Comapny, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316405669
Branch Call Number: Fiction Tos
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 14, 2015

I have two quibbles. First off, the Latin "dei" ( the gen. sin. and nom. plu. of "deus" ) is not monosyllabic when spoken. And nobody in the Old World in the time of Tiberius would be eating turkey. Other than that, I really enjoyed this retelling of the Jesus myth.


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