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2155Re: Reading List for 2008 - Suggestions requested

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  • bingleyausten
    Sep 2, 2007
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      Medicus is already available here in paperback -- at least it was
      itpaperback when I saw it back in April. I nearly bought it but felt
      mildly sceptical about it, having been disappointed by the Germanus
      one we read earlier in the year. Still I'm willing to give it a go.

      I have got another book sitting in my TBR pile which I got cheap in a
      sale: "The Eagle in the Snow" by Walter Breem. It's a novel supposed
      to be the memoirs of the commander of one of the Rhine legions when
      the Germanic tribes crossed the Rhine in 406.

      --- In Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com, "lennep95"
      <irenesbooks@...> wrote:
      > Salvete!
      > We'll have to decide on a reading list for 2008 soon!
      > We start out with the final section of Gibbon, originally re-scheduled
      > for January from this year. I'd like to move that to February because
      > Bingley , our resident Gibbon expert, won't be available in January.
      > So keep the suggestions coming.
      > I myself would like to discuss T.J. Cornell's immensely readable "The
      > Beginnings of Rome."
      > Maybe at one point we can read Jim Duffy's new novel in his Gladiators
      > of the Empire series, "The Fight for Rome," and he'll join us again for
      > the chat. My review is coming up soon. (All my work has been delayed
      > because of ongoing computer problems.)
      > Another recent novel that I like is "Medicus" by Ruth Downie, set in
      > Roman Britain at around the time of the death of Trajan. IIRC, Vicki has
      > read the book also. A paperback edition is coming out soon, Amazon has
      > already a pre-order listed. Vicki, could you please comment on this?
      > Valete,
      > Irene
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