Tag Archives: Rome

Book Review: Rome For All Seasons

Rome For All Seasons: A Cookbook, by Diane Seed My basic requirements for a cookbook are modest. If a book has recipes that sound tasty and I would like to try, the book is worthwhile, even if the general approach … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: How To Mellify A Corpse

How To Mellify A Corpse, And Other Human Stories Of Ancient Science & Superstition, by Vicki Leon In reading a book like his you have to understand where the author is coming from and what they are trying to convey … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, History | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Papers Of A Pariah

Papers Of A Pariah, by Robert Hugh Benson This book begins under a bit of a disadvantage, and that is the fact that it is titled papers of a pariah. This is a rather unfortunate beginning, and the essays included … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Book Of Essays

A Book Of Essays, by Robert Hugh Benson Robert Hugh Benson is not a great writer. If he was a very prolific writer, his output was very uneven, and one of the unfortunate aspects of the books I have read … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Maxims From The Writings Of Mgr. Benson

Maxims From The Writings Of Mgr. Benson, by Robert Hugh Benson This book is a very short one, at just over 100 pages, and its contents are rudimentary enough that they can be easily addressed in a short review, as … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A History Of The Hellenistic World

A History Of The Hellenistic World, 323-30 BC, by R. Malcolm Errington One of the more lamentable aspects of reading a history like this is knowing that while the historian responsible for this work is surely competent at what he … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Caligula: The Mad Emperor Of Rome

Caligula: The Mad Emperor Of Rome, by Stephen Dando-Collins This book attempts two tasks and does so unevenly. On the one hand, the author wishes to rehabilitate the reputation of Caligula to a great extent and demonstrate that he was … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Storm Before The Storm

The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning Of The End Of The Roman Republic, by Mike Duncan If you are an American, this book is the kind that will give you sleepless nights as you ponder how far along the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Five Anti-Catholic Myths

Five Anti-Catholic Myths, by Gerard M. Verschuuren It is telling what an author considers to be a myth worth countering. As a reader of this book, I find myself in a bit of a strange position. On the one hand, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Ancient City

The Ancient City: A Study Of The Religion, Laws, And Institutions Of Greece And Rome, by Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges There are several essential problems that make this book a less successful study of ancient Greek and Roman culture … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment