The world of Lucius Sestius
Lucius Sestius Quirinalis lived in the second half of the first century BCE. His father was a younger contemporary of Cicero and Caesar: Cicero defended Publius Sestius in 56 BCE and the young Lucius made an appearance at the trial. In this trilogy, we follow Lucius as he is entangled in the events which took Rome from Republic to Empire.
“The Third Daughter” follows the life of Junia Tertia, who was born at the same time as Lucius Sestius, and lived through the same momentous events. As a woman from a top-drawer family, though, she had a very different perspective. It is likely that the real Sestius and the real Junia Tertia met, and so the novel was born.