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In 154 BC The small city of Segeda, capital of the Celtiberian tribe of the Belos, decided to expand its territory and, consequently, its fortifications, to include the nuclei of neighboring populations. In those same years, the Lusitanians, together with groups of eastern neighbors, the Vetons, under the pressure to which they were subjected by the Roman troops, invaded the territory of the Roman province. The response of the Roman Senate in both cases was brutal, considering that it was a gigantic coalition of anti-Roman forces on the limits of its provincial domain. His answer will be the total annihilation of the tribes that were still willing to defend their freedom with arms. The consequence was the all-out war against the Romans, which would be known as the Celtiberian-Lusitanian war, one of the bloodiest and longest that the Roman Republic had to endure. In the context of these wars we are told the life of Arduno, a young old man, a native of the Salmántica fort, whom the death of his family will drive him to join the group of Lusitanian warriors, led by Viriato, whose life and exploits we will learn about. …And his death, although… did the Lusitanian warrior really die as the Roman historian Polybius tells us ?; that of Kara, the young woman from seguedense who with her people will take refuge in Numancia; that of Lucio Cornelio, a young Roman patrician who tries to pursue a military career to reach the highest political positions in the Roman republic; that of Emilia Secunda, the sister of the powerful Publio Cornelio Escipión, who will try to fight for her love against the will of her brother, whose life and military strategies we will also see in the novel. All these characters, with their intrigues and passions that they will tell us about, will see how the development of the wars in Hispania is conditioning and marking their lives until all of them converge at the end of the plot, at the same time through them and their vital development, we will get to know the course of the Celtiberian - Lusitanian war. At the same time we will attend to the way of life, both in the Hispanic forts and in Rome of the second century before C .; to the political intrigues that will condition the development of events, their confrontations and struggles, at the same time that we will be privileged spectators of their customs and the bustle of their forts and cities.


José Luís Sánchez Iglesias, born in Salamanca in 1955, has a degree in Education, a degree in Geography and History and a doctorate in Medieval History from the University of Salamanca. Author of conferences and papers such as "The battle of Valmuza" (2002), Proceedings of the Congress of History of the Diocese of Ciudad Rodrigo (2000), "The repopulation of Salamanca: San Martín" (2003), "The brown knights in the medieval Salamanca of the s. XII ”(2009).

He is also the author of several history books: “Salamanca and its alfoz in the Middle Ages (12th and 13th centuries)”, Ediciones Diputación de Salamanca (2003); "The lords of quicksilver. A trip to medieval Salamanca at the end of the 13th century ”, Fundación Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura (2007). He has collaborated in volume VI of the "History of Salamanca" edited by the Centro de Estudios Salamantinos, (2012).

He is also the author of "The Last Brown Knight", Alcalá Grupo Editorial (2009), a historical novel set in medieval Salamanca in the twelfth century. His second novel was "The fourth wolf", Alcalá Grupo Editorial (2013), set in the commune revolution in Salamanca. His latest novel "El fantasma de las Torres", by Amarante publishing house (2014), a foray into crime novel set in present-day Salamanca.


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