Novel on the later Justinian
- For all of you who have opted for "Early Rome" rather than "Byzantium", would
you be willing to go as far as Justinian II (685-695 & 705-711 CE)? Which
would then be the definite end as far a Byzantium goes for us.
There is a (rather thick - 640 pages long) novel which just has come out as
an inexpensive paperback:
Here is the review of the hardcover edition:
Sounds interesting to me. If you go to Amazon.com, you'll find more reviews.
Let me know your thoughts please.
- Irene, I think whatever the group wants is fine
with me. I am going to be putting some of this
on old for awhile as I just ran into a
HUUUUUGGGGE homework assignment for a class I am
taking. So I will be lurking more than
participating until I get caught up. The subject
is military philosophy, so Rome will be on the
back burner for awile. So maybe by the time I
get caught up, you will be at the beginning
again! Hopefully perfect timing.
Anyway, I may not be able to read all the books
at this time, but will try to keep up with other
things. I have to get the current book on
interlibrary loan and do not know when it will be
here. I did get the Michael Grant book, so will
not be a total ignoramus when it comes to Constantine.
- In a message dated 9/24/99 1:37:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> So I will be lurking more thanJaqueline, I understand. Though we missed you at the last two chats... ;-)
> participating until I get caught up.
- On Fri, 24 Sep 1999 00:43:02 EDT, you wrote:
>From: IrenesBooks@...I voted for Early Rome but would be willing to try this one though it
>For all of you who have opted for "Early Rome" rather than "Byzantium", would
>you be willing to go as far as Justinian II (685-695 & 705-711 CE)? Which
>would then be the definite end as far a Byzantium goes for us.
received decidedly mixed reviews on Amazon.
- The 7th and 8th centuries AD are NOT early Rome. In my mind, early Rome
could not extend beyond the end of the Republic (27 B.C.) or so. .
JOHN L. GOMER
- In a message dated 9/25/99 9:07:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> The 7th and 8th centuries AD are NOT early Rome. In my mind, early RomeMy question to the group was this: Should we finish the Empire with
> could not extend beyond the end of the Republic (27 B.C.) or so. .
> JOHN L. GOMER
"Justinian" - which sounds an interesting book, and then go back to early
Rome (and as early as we find something to read about)?
I take it that your vote is "no" and I will put you down as such.
Irene (already doing research for Early Rome literature) :-)
- Yes. MarkowitzH@...