By Thomas Brookside
A recovered Latin textual content tells the tale of a fight among Roman legionaries and the undead in 185 AD.
Lucius Artorius Castus leads an day trip to Gaul to defeat a uprising opposed to the guideline of the Emperor Commodus - and will get greater than he bargained for whilst his enemies upward thrust from the lifeless to struggle back. the ability of the zombie horde is amplified through the Babel of old Rome's religions and superstitions, and the phobia the undead herald their wake foreshadows the incipient medieval darkness already creeping into the area on the finish of Rome's Antonine age. Richly annotated, this mashup of survival horror and trade background takes the reader on a bracing trip into one in all historical Rome's darkish corners.
De Bello Lemures is based as a piece of nonfiction, with a foreword describing the heritage of the Latin rfile and its solecistic identify, a "translation" of the textual content itself, and broad footnotes. it's a loving homage to the paperback nonfiction items of collage presses - a classics textual content reimagined as a postmodern horror tale.