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Steven Saylor Novels of Ancient Rome

Lee's picture

A friend recently recommended this series.  Have any of you read his books?

shipscook's picture

(post #53293, reply #1 of 13)

No, but am ready for a new writer and that is one of my favorite time frames. Thanks for posting.


Think I will search Amazon???


Nan

shipscook's picture

(post #53293, reply #2 of 13)

Wowzee, just read few reviews, looks like some good stuff!!!


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Steven+Saylor&x=12&y=16


as I said I need a new writer, meant fiction, but I am so behind in some other books, if you try them first, please let me know??


Nan


 

Lee's picture

(post #53293, reply #5 of 13)

Will do, but I have a bunch in the pile waiting to be read.  The gal who recommended them to me is an English teacher and an avid reader who is fascinated with ancient Rome, as am I.  She also recommended Lindsey Davis' series that take place in ancient Rome, mysteries, I think.  The first is called "The Silver Pigs."  I have it in my cart at Amazon.  The reviews for that one are very good.


I'm always happy to discover a new series that's good. 

Quilter's picture

(post #53293, reply #6 of 13)

If you enjoy reading about that time period, Ruth Downie has an enjoyable series - mysteries - Medicus, Terra Incognita, and the newest one Persona Non Grata.  I've got the latest one on order from my library.  I enjoyed the first two very much.

Aberwacky's picture

(post #53293, reply #7 of 13)

We enjoyed the first two very much.  We'll have to get the third, as well.


 


Leigh


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Lee's picture

(post #53293, reply #8 of 13)

Thank you.  I'll add it to my cart.

wonka's picture

(post #53293, reply #10 of 13)

My husband has read all of Lindsey Davis' books, and loves them.

Lee's picture

(post #53293, reply #11 of 13)

Thanks.  Good to know.

bookwyrm73's picture

(post #53293, reply #12 of 13)

I absolutely have to second (or third) the Lindsey Davis books.  My World Civ prof. assigned a paper on Silver Pigs and from there I was hooked.

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debpasc's picture

(post #53293, reply #3 of 13)

Veni, vidi, and then added them to my wish list on Amazon.  As soon as I finish Margaret Geaorge's Memoirs of Cleopatra, and Manhunt (allegedly a real page-turner about the search for Wilkes-Booth after the assasination of Lincoln) -- I'll start them.

Lee's picture

(post #53293, reply #4 of 13)

It took me awhile to get into the Cleopatra book, as has been the case with the other historical novels of hers that I've read, but I enjoyed it.  I thought The Autobiography of Henry VIII was excellent.  I wonder if she is paid according to the weight of the book?  ;^) 

debpasc's picture

(post #53293, reply #9 of 13)

I am enjoying Cleopatra, I only knew about her more as legend but not historical figure, so I find it very interesting.  I know what you mean about the writing, though.  Sometimes I feel that she simply slips in a few paragraphs of a history lecture here and there rather than weave the historical facts throughout the story line.  A really good historical fiction author makes the historical fact a seamless part of the novel.

jaq's picture

(post #53293, reply #13 of 13)

He's good- knows his history. Sort of Sam Spade in ancient Rome.