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The Used Virgin, Argolicus Mystery #1

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Author: Zara Altair
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The Used Virgin

Argolicus Mystery #1

When Argolicus, once praefectus urbis of Rome under the Ostrogoth King Theodoric, retires at 32 and returns to his home to Bruttia in the very south of Italy, he learns that his avuncular friend from youth has been accused of rape, and not just rape, rape of a virgin. In the culture of the time, this accusation is worse than murder.

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The Used Virgin: When Argolicus, once praefectus urbis of Rome under the Ostrogoth King Theodoric, retires at 32 and returns to his home to Bruttia in the very south of Italy, he learns that his avuncular friend from youth has been accused of rape, and not just rape, rape of a virgin. In the culture of the time, this accusation is worse than murder.

 

A reputation for making sound decisions and reverence for his old friend’s sense of justice start Argolicus on a journey to set things right.

 

Accompanied by his tutor and lifelong friend, Nikolaos, he goes straight to the governor’s villa where luxury, beautiful horses, and great wine hid an extremely cruel deception.

 

While author, Zara Altair, was doing research for her novel Felix Ravenna: A Mosaic she came across a letter in the Variae of Cassiodorus (iii, 46) which has puzzled scholars. Who better to solve the mystery than her hero Argolicus? When history presents a puzzle, fiction creates a solution.

 

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After Rome, before the Middle Ages, Italy belonged to the Ostrogoths.

Zara Altair combines mystery with a bit of adventure in the Argolicus mysteries. Her Argolicus Mysteries are based in southern Italy at the time of the Ostrogoth rule of Italy under Theoderic the Great. Italians (Romans) and Ostrogoths live under one king while the Roman Empire is ruled from Constantinople. At times the cultures clash, but Argolicus uses his wit, sometimes with help from his tutor Nikolaos, to provide justice in a province far from the King’s court.

Zara Altair lives in Beaverton, Oregon. She is a fiction author writing in the historical fiction genre. Her approach to writing is to present the puzzle and let Argolicus and Nikolaos find the solution encountering a bit of adventure and some humor in their search. Her stories are rich in historical detail based on years of research.