Imperial Purple

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Imperial Purple  (1892) 
by Edgar Saltus

For his most famous book, Imperial Purple, Saltus, drew heavily from the histories of Suetonius and Tacitus to create a portrait of the bloody pageantry of Rome, from the majestic Julius Caesar to the freakish Heliogabalus.

— Excerpted from Edgar Saltus: Forgotten Genius of American Letters?

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The author died in 1921, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.