Re: [Roman_History_Books] Sejanus (Flames book)
- Well, I was thinking of Sabinus instead of Sejanus. Sigh. But Sejanus is in
the book, but the main character is the brother of Vespasian. -Maier does
seem to do the early Christianity--the Flames book had lots of notes about
the research and what he based his "take" on the aspects of the story. Of
course, I also read one that presented the Christians in a more balanced
light (to me anyway) with a mix of characters, from an annoying fanatic whom
I just wanted to see thrown in a cell or fed to a lion, to to those who tried
to blend it in with their life. A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening. I
don't know if it will wind up on our reading list--I had to order it--but I
would love to hear other opinions of the book and its ending and all.
- In a message dated 8/6/01 6:34:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ptobey@...
> A God Strolling in the Cool of the EveningWe read that book about two years ago, and I think everyone liked it.
A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening : A Novel (Pegasus Prize for
by Mario De Carvalho
Hardcover - 272 pages (October 1997)
Louisiana State Univ Pr; ISBN: 0807122351
Paperback - 304 pages (February 27, 2001)
Grove Press; ISBN: 0802137741
The New York Times Book Review, Erik Burns
In Rome, Marcus Aurelius is Emperor, and in faraway Lusitania, in a city
called Tarcisis, on the western edge of the Iberian peninsula in what will
one day be Portugal, Lucius Valerius Quintius is his humble servant--the
duumvir, or magistrate. Dedicated and loyal, Lucius lives in a contentious
time, caught between the dominance of what he calls 'Romanity'--built on its
Latin heritage as well as the Empire's global reach--and the fast-growing
influence of the cult of Christianity.... Elegant and erudite, Carvalho's
novel is an absorbing study of a single man's moral code, as well as a
provocative meditation on the difficulty of leading a virtuous life in as era
of tumultuous change.
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