Re: Roman Blood - Rubicon
- I've now read all of Saylor's novels and enjoyed them all immensely.
I think my favorites are Catalina's Riddle and The Venus Throw. There
were parts in "The Venus Throw" where I actually laughed out loud at
Cicero, Clodia, and Clodius' antics. I had no idea just how accurate
the depictions were until I read Cicero's Defense of Caelius. The book
gives a very good insight into just how much of a circus the Roman
courts actually were.
--- In Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com, "Vicki Cline"
> I love both Roman Blood and Last Seen.... I like reading his novels inback on
> order because you can see the growth of Gordianus' family. Looking
> it, you can see the beginnings of Meto's career as a soldier and hishistorial events
> tendency to idolize strong leaders in Catilina's Riddle. Saylor does a
> really good job of developing characters as well as weaving
> and people into the mystery stories.out.
> Reading Pro Sex. Roscio gave me a real appreciation of Saylor, plus the
> Cicero oration had so much in it that was just begging to be fleshed
> The same goes for Venus Throw and Pro Caelio.pivotal.
> aka vlcroman
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> Subject: RE: [Roman_History_Books] Roman Blood - Rubicon
> I finally read Rubicon. It really seems essential to understanding Last
> Seen in Massilia, as well as the later Saylors. I don't think the order
> matters so much for the earlier Saylor mysteries, but Rubicon is
> N.S. Gill
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> >From: "epsilon2675" <epsilon2675@y...>
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> >To: Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [Roman_History_Books] Roman Blood
> >Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 01:06:11 -0000
> >Hi All, Just read Roman Blood by Steven Saylor and thought it a well
> >written piece. Published in 1991, I found it to be a differnt reading
> >experience than Judgement of Caesar, which has been my introduction to
> >Saylor's gifts. If you haven't read RB- I recommend it. I'm eager to
> >get a hold of Cicero's Criminal trials and peruse the real deal with
> >Sextus Roscius.
> >Tom H