Re: [Roman_History_Books] Next Book Chat May 2: Finishing up McCullough
- The one that comes to my mind immediately is I, Claudius. I see it
concetrating more on Livia and her politics to get her husband and son on
the throne than about Claudius. I saw the film before I read the book, and
really loved both.
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 10:13:12 -0700 (PDT),
>Either during the Republic or the Empire? How about movies? Or PBS series?
> Are there any novels out there about strong, influential women in Rome?
> Thanks much,
> IrenesBooks@... wrote:
> Our next chat is Wednesday, May 2 in our chat room
> Caesar, A Novel
> by Colleen McCullough
> through the end.
> From April 6 of 49 BC to September 29 of 48 BC
> We are getting to the end of the McCullough books - are you relieved, or
> you feel deprived because there is no sequel yet? ;-)of
> Caesar succeeds in Spain...goings on in Rome...we finally meet
> Cleopatra...Pompey's mind gets spooked by Caesar (and the consulares are
> no help, nor the brutalities of Labienus)...the battle atPharsalus...exit
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- <P> Hi Irene:</P>
<P>I've read "Beacon of Alexandria" and loved
it! Ditto for "Bearkeeper's Daughter", though I
didn't like it as well as "Beacon." Just didn't
seem as well written, though some interesting
historical things were in there. Thanks for the
suggestions, though. What is "Island of the Ghosts"
about? Does it take place in Roman
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- "Island of Ghosts" takes place in Roman Britain during Marcus Aurelius' reign.
A group of Samartian horse auxiliaries - sons of nobles mostly - is
transferred to Britain and Hadrian's wall and has to deal with the different
culture. Told in first person by the protagonist.
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