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Fiona Forsyth on Poetic Justice

Fiona Forsyth on Poetic Justice

The author discusses her latest novel, the story of the exiled poet Ovid.
Fiona Forsyth

Fiona Forsyth, you have moved on from the Lucius Sestius mysteries to a new series. How does it feel to say goodbye to characters like Lucius? When the story demands a certain resolution then it is easy to say goodbye. I’m not going to say I cried when killing off...

Fiona Forsyth on Poetic Justice

Fiona Forsyth

The author discusses her novels, inspiration and favourite moments of history.
Fiona Forsyth

Fiona Forsyth, what prompted you to choose the period that you wrote your first book in? When I was teaching, I would “bag” the Cicero speech set for A level Latin. I’ve always found his oratory powerful, and the fact that he was a politician as well as a lawyer means...

The Denarius

The Denarius

The story of a coin.
Fiona Forsyth

One of my most precious possessions is a small Roman coin. It is a tiny sliver of silver, a denarius minted in 43 BCE in Asia Minor for the army of Brutus: yes, that Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar, the addressee in “et tu, Brute?”. Along with his fellow assassin...

Fiona Forsyth on Poetic Justice

Fiona Forsyth

Fiona Forsyth studied Classics at Somerville College, Oxford and went on to teach the subject for 25 years at Manchester Grammar School. In 2020 she won the Qatar Poetry Centre's prize for poetry written in English.She is the author of the Lucius Sestius Trilogy, and her novel The Third Daughter.
Fiona Forsyth

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