Scipio Africanus Book Chat
- Our chats on the book "Scipio Africanus, The Man Who Defeated Hannibal" were
scheduled for May 17, June 2, and June 16.
However, I just finished the book and consider it an extremely annoying book
for the following reasons:
1. At least 90% of the book consists of inaccuracies, distortion or worse;
2. The book is as gloomy as the Hannibal book -- though not as much gore ;-)
I therefore have made an executive decision :-) to limit the discussions on
Scipio to two chats, in which we will have ample time to discuss Scipio the
Historical Figure -- and I hope Jim Bloom will grace us with his presence and
This will also mean that we will start with the McCullough "Masters of Rome"
series earlier, i.e. the "First Man in Rome" discussion will begin June 16.
So, start getting your hands on the book...more details to follow in due
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