Re: [Roman_History_Books] Book Suggestions for Chat Group
- How about we all also make a commitment to listen to a recording of George Friderich Handel's GIULIO CESARE in the coming months? The best recordings of the complete opera (vs. abridged) are the two conducted by Rene Jacobs and by Mark Minkowski. And in September, there will be a DVD of the Danish Royal Opera production with Andreas Scholl in the title role.
The main (and likely only) historical source for the libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym (which was itself based on the libretto by Bussani of an earlier opera on the subject by composer Antonio Sartorio) was Plutarch.
Just a thought to make us a bit more "multimedia". :)
Singing requires so strict an application that one must
study with the mind when one cannot with the voice.
- Pier Francesco Tosi
- --- In Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com, "vlc2_sims" <vcline1@e...>
> Here is a collection of suggestions from the mailing list. We'llTo all:
> talk sbout it on July 20. There may be more available online than
> those listed - I didn't try to track all of them down.
> Marguerite Yourcenar: MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN
> Gore Vidal: JULIAN
> Winifred Bryher: THE COIN OF CARTHAGE
> Rex Warner: THE YOUNG CAESAR
> Mika Waltari: THE ROMAN
> Alfred Leo Duggan: THE LITTLE EMPERORS
> Gustave Flaubert: SALAMMBO (etext available online)
> Wilkie Collins: ANTONINA (etext available online)
> John Masefield: BASILISSA
> Robert Graves: COUNT BELISARIUS
> Evelyn Waugh: HELENA
> William Golding: THE DOUBLE TONGUE
> John Hersey: THE CONSPIRACY
> Anthony Burgess: THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED
> Plutarch/Shakespeare: CORIOLANUS
> Livy: ROME AND THE MEDITERRANEAN (books XXXI-XLV)
> Suetonius: THE TWELVE CAESARS
> Scullard: FROM THE GRACCHI TO NERO
> Mommsen: A HISTORY OF ROME UNDER THE EMPERORS
> Christian Meier: CAESAR
> Marcus Tullius Cicero: DE OFFICIIS (etext available online)
> Arthur D. Kahn: THE EDUCATION OF JULIUS CAESAR
> Erik Hildinger: SWORDS AGAINST THE SENATE
> Edith Hamilton: THE ROMAN WAY
> aka vlcroman
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