Tag Archives: Rome

Book Review: Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Apologia Pro Vita Sua, by John Henry Newman This book is an example of a situation where I do not agree with the position of the author, given that he is detailing a departure from Anglican thinking to Catholicism that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome

Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome, by Zvi Yavetz What is it that you think of when you think of slavery in ancient Rome?  There are admittedly several angles that you could think of, but in judging this book it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Slavery And Modern Ideology

Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, by M.I. Finley While this book does contain a lot of information about both ancient slavery and modern ideology, it regrettably contains more information than one would want about the latter and not as much … Continue reading

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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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