'Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire' First-time novelist Ruth Downie's new book is Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire. The protagonist is a put-upon Roman doctor stationed in Britannia.
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'Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire'

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'Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire'

'Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire'

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First-time novelist Ruth Downie's new book is Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire. The protagonist is a put-upon Roman doctor stationed in Britannia. Downie speaks with Scott Simon about her story, and how she came to be a writer.

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