Tag Archives: Rome

Book Review: Birth Of The West

Birth Of The West:  Rome, Germany, France, And The Creation Of Europe In The Tenth Century, by Paul Collins This is an easy book to like, although it is not a very well-organized book it must be admitted.  The author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Celt And Roman

Celt And Roman:  The Celts In Italy, by Peter Berresford Ellis This book could have been so much better than it was.  When one is writing a book about the interaction between two very different peoples whose relationship was very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Practical Theology

Practical Theology:  Spiritual Direction From St. Thomas Aquinas:  350+ Ways Your Mind Can Help You Become A Saint, by Peter Kreeft Given my generally low opinion of Catholic theology, it is perhaps most notable that I found a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome:  The Rise And Fall Of An Empire 753 BC-AD 476, by Patricia Southern What are the borders of antiquity?  In reading this generally excellent book, it was clear that at some point the details about the Roman state … Continue reading

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Book Review: Religion In The Roman Empire

Religion In The Roman Empire, by Ben Holtzer Let’s talk about the good parts of this book first.  It’s a short book (more on that below) so it will give the reader some information about Roman religion–quite a bit actually–while … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marcus Aurelius: A Guide For The Perplexed

Marcus Aurelius:  A Guide For The Perplexed, by William D. Stephens It is a good thing that a book like this exists, but in reading it I can’t help but think that anyone who can appreciate this particular book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essential Marcus Aurelius

The Essential Marcus Aurelius, edited by Jacob Needleman and John P. Piazza You know how it is when a musician who only had an album or two of material starts to look less impressive than otherwise when one has an … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ruin Of The Roman Empire

The Ruin Of The Roman Empire:  A New History, by James J. O’Donnell It is not as if the author of this book is a total idiot.  There are at least some things that the author gets right–Justinian’s attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origin Of Empire

The Origin Of Empire:  Rome From The Republic To Hadrian What if empire was a bad thing?  This particular book deals with an interesting subject, the way that Rome acquainted itself with being an imperial power, and completely fumbles one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warriors In Winter

Warriors In Winter (Magic Tree House #31), by Mary Pope Osborne Upon reading this book I was for some time mildly puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus … Continue reading

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