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  • n  a period of five years
  • n  a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census

  • Yet his huge mike-and-movie success is less than a lustrum old.

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    Harris is a playful writer who likes to tease his readers with connections between past and present,Peter Stothard said in the Times Literary Supplement. "Lustrum is a serious piece of storytelling, enormously enjoyable to read, with an...

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