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stevesbookstuf1
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A history book that's not a history book. Matyszak asks “What would it be like to spend a day in ancient Rome?“ The book allows you to step into the shoes of 24 (one for each hour of the day) Roman citizens and experience the world from their perspective. As entertaining as it is enlightening, and better, I think, as an audiobook than it would have been on paper.

Rather short review for this one: https://bit.ly/rvw-24-in-Rome

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Andrew65
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1 I enjoy all Historical fiction, from a whole range of time frames.I tend to read a lot ofRoman and Roman BritainFiction, some which is more than 2000 years old,but also some that isn‘t.

2.I recommend any work by Ben Kane, but especially the Forgotten Legion Trilogy, and the tagged book, which is the first of a Trilogy based on Cicero born 3rd January 106 BCE.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Here‘s some recommendations @Eggs

TheSpineView I haven't read this yet. Stacked! Thanks for playing 2mo
Eggs 🧡🧡🧡 2mo
Vansa I was going to recommend this Robert Harris trilogy too! Absolutely loved it. We saw the dramatisation by the RSC, which was very powerful. 2mo
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Andrew65 @Vansa That must have been great. 2mo
Andrew65 @TheSpineView I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
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MamaGina
Deadly Election | Lindsey Davis
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I continue to enjoy this series and its funny, fiery protagonist, Flavia Albia. I‘m also enjoying the evolution of her relationship with her love interest, as well as the fleshing out of some of the minor characters from the previous books. Definitely recommend visiting Ancient Rome with these books for an enjoyable afternoon. 📕💕

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rwmg
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My #LetterF for the #alphabetgame, 3 great Falco novels in one volume


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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 4mo
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Deblovestoread
I Am Livia | Phyllis T. Smith
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#August #Roll100

Rolls 1 & 2 have good reviews Roll 3 not so much. Hope to knock at least 2 of the 3 off the TBR.

PuddleJumper Good luck! 4mo
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Megzmarie5
Mistress of Rome | Kate Quinn
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A provocative and nail biting story that will keep you hooked until the very last page. A look into lifestyles from royalty, gladiators and servants, this book does an amazing job with character development. I found myself loathing lady Lepida and rooting for The Barbarian and Thea. Surprises, romance and historical references make for a superb read!

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RamsFan1963
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81/150 If you're looking for an introduction to Roman culture and the gladiatorial games, then this would be a satisfactory choice. However, if you're looking for more depth, an insight to what it was like to be a gladiator, what the games meant to the average Roman, you'll be disappointed. I didn't come away learning any more about gladiators or the games than I'd already learned from other books about the Roman Empire. 3⭐⭐⭐

Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 6mo
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andrew61
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Here was my 2nd book in #MayMadness @Andrew65 + really enjoyable. A bk about how cicero emerges as the great political figure in the Roman Republic. It rds like a thriller + is v readable + extremely interesting, a lot of intrigue bringing the senate to life.
I'll rd later + raise a toast to a lovely lady jenny @ReadingEnvy after the horrible news this wk. I listened to her for yrs + was lucky to talk to her virtually on the show in 2020. V v sad

Cathythoughts I‘m so shocked and sad to hear this news of Jenny. I often listened to her podcasts and followed her here and on Instagram. Such a lovely person 💔 6mo
TrishB I didn‘t know this news 💔 so sad @Cathythoughts 6mo
andrew61 @Cathythoughts @TrishB Sorry that I've dropped that tonight Cathy and Trish, I only saw it on a thread on Wednesday. It seems a bit unreal as I didn't know jenny but she was such a lovely personality on her podcast so I felt as if I did. There is a thread on good reads. There is very little on line other than a short bit from her university. Sorry again, take care. 6mo
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Leftcoastzen So shocked! She was awesome!😢 6mo
Andrew65 This is really sad news 😢 6mo
Andrew65 LovedImperium and I need to read the other books in the trilogy. 6mo
Christine I can‘t stop thinking about Jenny‘s passing. I‘ll miss her podcast and her presence here and in the world so much. 6mo
TrishB Thank you for mentioning it because I might have missed it and it‘s right and proper to think about her 💔 6mo
andrew61 @Christine yes Christine it was horrible news. She will be missed by many, a lovely lady. Take care. 6mo
andrew61 @Leftcoastzen It was horrible news. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. Take care. 6mo
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janeycanuck
Mistress of Rome | Kate Quinn
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Mehso-so

Great story, with depth of character & strong sense of place but was it ever graphic. It‘s to be expected, since it's Ancient Rome and all - and I appreciate that Quinn didn't pretend it didn‘t happen. The violence isn't limited to the Colosseum or the battlefield - there's a lot of abuse of women. I'm quite torn on continuing the series. I want to know what happens but I'm not sure I'm interested enough if the level of violence is the same.

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mikey0383
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A very interesting take on many convoluted subjects regarding Ancient Rome and Greece. The author uses humor and comparisons to explain the nuances of subjects that many readers will find of interest.