|Series||Roma Sub Rosa|
|Published||2005 (St. Martin's Press)|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Judgment of Caesar|
|Followed by||The Triumph of Caesar|
A Gladiator Dies Only Once is a collection of short stories by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 2005. It is the eleventh book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman sleuth Gordianus the Finder.
In this second collection of short stories from the life of Gordianus the Finder, the reader gets more glimpses into the backstory of the protagonist, as well as meetings with famous historical characters such as Quintus Sertorius and Lucullus.
(Set in 77 BC.)
Gordianus helps his son Eco find out who stole three clay figurines. At the end it was the cat the one who had stolen the figures.
(Set in 75 BC.)
Gordianus is in Neapolis, where he tries to solve the murder of a young man.
(Set in the summer and autumn of 73 BC.)
Gordianus is hired by a beautiful Nubian woman to find a dead gladiator. The author is Steven Saylor
(Set in 70 BC.)
Gordianus is hired by an aristocrat who believes that his cake has been poisoned.
(Set in the spring of 64 BC).
Gordianus is hired by the paranoid general Lucullus to discover a plot against his life.