Re: [Roman_History_Books] Reminder: Book Chat Thursday at 9:00 EDT
I see that the reading group is not quite up to the time of the Great Revolt. I
don't recall the reading for that session, but I believe you have selected some
of the Lindsay detective yarns of the Flavian era. While I think she gets many
details right and has a flavor for the customs etc. of the period, I find some
of the hard-boiled modern detective sthick a little jarring. I am going to be
away for a long weekend starting tonight, but wonder if you could use anything
on the events in Judaea for your Flavian session whenever that might be. Of
course Feuchtwanger is too daunting, and not available in English now anyhow. I
have been recently reading Tacitus and Suetonius regarding the events in
Judaea...very scattered, due to the loss of the manuscript sections, but
interesting. Tacitus intersperses the Judaean revolt with that in Britain and
notes that Britain too was once ruled by a line of native kings.
In any event, since Vespasian was made emperor by his Eastern army in
Syria-Judaea-Egypt, it might be of interest to the readers.
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