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Cover of: The far arena by Richard Sapir

The far arena
1st ed.

Published by Seaview Books : trade distribution by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A frozen body is buried under 8.2 meters of solid ice until discovered by an oil exploratory crew and taken to a research hospital where efforts are made to restore the body to life. Thus begins the story of Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus, one of the greatest gladiators of ancient Rome. The story switches back and forth from the present to the past and the final awakening of Eugenianus. Eugenianus is helped by a Catholic nun and scholar Olava who speaks Latin, the only language of the Gladiator.. A great story.

First Sentence

Lucius AURELIUS EUGENIANUS, son of Gnaeus, Roman, and Phaedra, Greek; adopted son of the great Lucius Anrelius Cotta; Husband of Miriamne, freed Hebrew; falhcr of Petronius, Roman; offender of the gods of Rome; and, therefore, enemy of the Senate and People of Rome, did not feel the core bit of the Houghton rig neatly take n piece of his gracilis muscle from the right thigh, 8.2 meters beneath the glacial ice north of the Queen Victoria Sea. The body was quiet as an unborn thought in a dark universe, stopped on the bare side of life, stilled on its wav to death by the cold. Even the hair did not grow, nor did the enzymes and acids eat away at the cells. More still than death it was, stone perfect still.

Edition Notes

Highly recommend this book which is still available second hand on Amazon among other book sellers. This is a book that you will find hard to put down.


Dewey Decimal Class 813/.5/4
Library of Congress PZ4.S242 Far, PS3569.A59 Far

The Physical Object

Pagination x, 435 p. ;
Number of pages 435

ID Numbers

Open Library OL4721197M
Internet Archive fararena00sapi
ISBN 10 0872235068
LC Control Number 78008270
OCLC/WorldCat 3869258
Library Thing 2377052
Goodreads 1094648



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History Created April 1, 2008 · 12 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS

August 12, 2011 Edited by ImportBot add ia_box_id to scanned books
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April 28, 2011 Edited by OCLC Bot Added OCLC numbers.
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.