Tag Archives: Rome

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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Book Review: The Collapse And Recovery Of The Roman Empire

The Collapse And Recovery Of The Roman Empire, by Michael Grant The third century was a period of remarkable stress for the Roman Empire, and as someone who reads a lot about Roman history [1], it was pretty obvious that … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Change The Church

To Change The Church:  Pope Francis And The Future Of Catholicism, by Ross Douthat As someone who is at least a moderately serious observer of the Roman Catholic Church [1], I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book.  I think … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dictator Pope

The Dictator Pope:  The Inside Story Of The Francis Papacy, by Marcantonio Colonna (pseudonym) It took a while for this book to get to me, and it was one I was eagerly waiting for.  For odd reasons I do not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitler And The Vatican

Hitler And The Vatican:  Inside The Secret Archives That Reveal The New Story Of The Nazis And The Church, by Peter Godman When I was growing up as a kid, the dominant view of the Papacy during World War II … Continue reading

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The Devil Inside

Over the past few weeks, I have read far more about and from Graham Greene than I had previously thought possible [1].  To be sure, I have known about him as a writer for some time, reading Our Man In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Docilitas

Docilitis:  On Teaching And Being Taught, by James V. Schall, S.J. It is perhaps unsurprising that this book is made up of writings relating to being teachable.  The title of this book is an unfamiliar (at least to me) Latin … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To Catholicism

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Catholicism, by John Zmirak At first glance, it would not appear as if I am the obvious choice for a sympathetic reading of this book, which has a lot of nice things to say about … Continue reading

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