Tag Archives: Rome

Book Review: Enemies At Home

Enemies At Home (A Flavia Albia Mystery #2), by Lindsey Davis If the Flavia Albia mystery series is inaugurated with a novel that reflects on the role of gender in dealing with Roman society and its occasional benefits in solving … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ides Of April

The Ides Of April (A Flavia Albia Mystery #1), by Lindsey Davis Because I decided to take up a challenge in Goodreads that involved reading mystery novels, I thought I would try to find some historical mystery novels that I … Continue reading

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Deus Vult

Not too long ago I decided that it would be a good idea for me to increase my knowledge of the Templars, a knightly organization which achieved a great deal of popularity during the Crusades and then was suddenly crushed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spartacus War

The Spartacus War, by Barry Strauss It is unclear exactly what led the author to write this book as a classicist who bemoans the lack of good sources and firm knowledge and has to resort to all kinds of speculations … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death Of Caesar

The Death Of Caesar, by Barry Strauss I must admit that I like historical true crimes literature, and this book certainly falls under that category.  As the author is a noted classical scholar and a relatively prolific writer, it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Carthage Must Be Destroyed

Carthage Must Be Destroyed:  The Rise And Fall Of An Ancient Civilization, by Richard Miles Reading this book in many ways is like reading a Greek tragedy.  One knows from the title the end of the play, and if one … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Etruscans

The Etruscans, by Michael Grant For a variety of reasons, I have long been interested in the language and history and culture of the Etruscans.  For one, they are an obscure people whose language is not well-understood and which are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Virgil’s Aeneid

Virgil’s Aeneid, translated by John Dryden, edited by Charles W. Eliot As volume thirteen of the Harvard classics series, this book, sent to me by a friend of mine, provided me a chance to give a second look to a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plutarch’s Lives

Plutarch’s Lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Caesar and Antony, edited by Charles W. Eliot A friend of mine purchased this book and sent it to me, and I have to admit I was pleased … Continue reading

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Book Review: 428 AD

428 AD:  An Ordinary Year At The End Of The Roman Empire, by Guisto Traina This book was a very enjoyable one to read, and followed the pattern of a few books that view a particular time rather than a … Continue reading

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