The silk tree / Julian Stockwin.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby,
ISBN: 9780749017538 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2014.
Forced to flee Rome from the barbaric rampages of the Ostrogoths, merchant Nicander meets an unlikely ally in the form of Marius, a fierce Roman legionary. Escaping to a new life in Constantinople, the two land upon its shores lonely and penniless. Needing to make money fast, they plot and plan a number of outrageous money-making schemes, until they chance upon their greatest idea yet.
495 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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