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2156Re: Reading List for 2008 - Suggestions requested

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  • lennep95
    Sep 2, 2007
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      Medicus is very different from the Rosemary Rowe books.

      Irene

      --- In Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com, "bingleyausten"
      <bingleyausten@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >
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