2155Re: Reading List for 2008 - Suggestions requested
- Sep 2, 2007Medicus 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"
> 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?
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