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Re: [Roman_History_Books] Mary's suggested Roman_History_Books

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  • Jean Diedrick
    ... I ve made a list of your suggestions. One of these days I m going to get hooked on the Roman Empire. Right now I would say it s all Greek to me. Jean
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2003
      > Welcome, Alissa! Like you, I became "hooked" on the Roman Empire after
      > reading Colleen McCullough's series of novels. Another wonderful author
      > is Mary Renault, although she writes about ancient Greece rather than
      > ancient Rome. I loved her trilogy about Alexander the Great ("Fire From
      > Heaven", "The Persian Boy", and "Funeral Games") as well as "The Last of
      > the Wine". Recently I finished listening to John Gorman's "King of the
      > Romans" about Syagrius, one of the last Roman procurators of Gaul, and I
      > enjoyed it immensely too. You also mentioned the Punic Wars. I just
      > finished listening to "Hannibal: One Man Against Rome" by Harold Lamb
      > and it was well done too (nonfiction).

      I've made a list of your suggestions. One of these days I'm going to get
      hooked on the Roman Empire. Right now I would say it's all Greek to
      me.

      Jean
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