Tag Archives: Rome

Book Review: Shadows In Bronze (Marcus Didius Falco #2)

Shadows In Bronze (Marcus Didius Falco #2), by Lindsey Davis This book, quite interestingly, picks up immediately where the previous volume finished, with a murder mystery that follows from the previous political plot that Didius Falco had solved, reminding the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco #1)

The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco #1), by Lindsey Davis This particular book opens the Marcus Didius Falco series, where the author discusses Flavian Rome from the point of view of a somewhat impoverished middling-ranked informer with Republican views, namely … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7)

A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7), by Lindsey Davis Reading this book is like having an enjoyable conversation with an old friend where one hears what she has been up to since you talked to her last.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greek And Latin Authors: 800BC – 1000AD

Greek And Latin Authors:  800BC – 1000AD, by Michael Grant I can see why a book like this needs to be written.  People who are classicists need a place to look up the relevant ancient and early medieval writers whose … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birth Of Politics

The Birth Of Politics:  Eight Green And Roman Political Ideas And Why They Matter, by Melissa Lane There are a lot of aspects of Greek and Roman history that are greatly of interest to contemporary political theorists and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Existence

Existence, by Christopher Manners [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this lengthy cycle of poems, written in ABAB rhyming lines as well as occasional accents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Master & God

Master & God:  A Novel About The Roman Empire, by Lindsey Davis On the one hand, reading this particular book is somewhat useful in providing some of the context for the author’s Flavia Albia series, which takes place during the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pandora’s Boy

Pandora’s Boy (A Flavia Albia Novel #6), by Lindsey Davis Sometimes a book can have a revealing title.  Who is Pandora’s Boy, one might ask?  In this case, he is a young man who is the grandson of a wealthy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Third Nero

The Third Nero (A Flavia Alba Novel #5), by Lindsey Davis The more I read this series of novels, the more I am convinced not only of the author’s encyclopedic knowledge about the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of Honor

The Course Of Honor, by Lindsey Davis Sometimes writing books leads you to write others books.  This seems to be the case here, as the author, while doing background research for one of her Roman mystery series (one I have … Continue reading

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