Book Recommendations on the Roman Empire
- This is for those of us who are not absolute experts on Roman History :-),
and like to learn more.
During the last few months, I've been reading, chronologically, several works
on the Empire. If you can find them in your local library, I can highly
recommend them to you.
Pat Southern: Domitian, Tragic Tyrant
Michael Grant: The Antonines
Michael Grant: The Severans
Stephen Williams: Diocletian and the Roman Recovery
The last one, which I'm still reading, apparently is the only book on
Diocletian in English, and it is exceptionally well written! I would propose
it for our chats, except that I could not find it in any of my local/regional
libraries and thus doubt that many of you have access to the book short of
ordering it through the interlibrary net or purchasing it.
Then of course there is always Gibbon, online
<<http://books.mirror.org/gb.gibbon.html>>, and off.
- Thanks Irene!
I have the list written down for my next trip to
the library. I also picked up a book at Barnes
and Nobles when I got Ghosts. Another Michael
Grant called GREEK AND ROMAN HISTORIANS,
Information and Misinformation. It looks good.
I read the page on Tacitus, which explains his
bias. Grant rates him as a great literary person
as opposed to an historian!
I am looking forward to the first chat. I have
the book and have just started reading it.
Should have it finished in about a week. It is
not one that I can sit down and read in 3 hours.
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- In a message dated 8/22/99 3:26:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Another Michael Grant called GREEK AND ROMAN HISTORIANS,
Information and Misinformation. It looks good. >>
Yes, that is an excellent book!