I was able to get used copies of a couple of Duggan's books fairly cheap
over the Internet.
I read Hersey's book, it was pretty good, about the Pisonian conspiracy
against Nero, in the form of letters and dispatches among several
Those others look interesting.
I too enjoy Duggan, but have only ever been able to find THE LITTLE EMPERORS
from his Roman history series. (His mediaeval novel, KNIGHT WITH ARMOUR, is
on my "to read soon" list.)
I'm currently reading Dmitri Merejkowski's JULIAN THE APOSTATE, aka THE
DEATH OF THE GODS. Trouble is, Merejkowski is even harder to find than
I'm particularly interested in Roman novels by "literary" authors. Have any
of these yet been read and discussed on the list?:
Gustave Flaubert: SALAMMBO (etext available online)
Wilkie Collins: ANTONINA (etext available online)
John Masefield: CONQUER; BASILISSA
Robert Graves: COUNT BELISARIUS and LOST EAGLES (I'm presuming the CLAUDIUS
novels have already been done here)
Evelyn Waugh: HELENA
William Golding: THE DOUBLE TONGUE
John Hersey: THE CONSPIRACY
Anthony Burgess: THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED
I have Christian Meier's CAESAR lined to be read next. Has this biography
yet been discussed by the list?
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