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Rome Stories

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by chicken88, May 16, 2008.

  1. chicken88

    chicken88 New Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking for books that are stories that take place back in the roman time period. I am not looking for history type books, just some stories to pass the time. If anyone knows of anything, I greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks!
     
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    Awesome! I'll have to look into those. Thank you very much!
     
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    you might as well want to try Conn Iggulden: The Gates Of Rome,more on the action side.Have a look at the historical fiction section,there is a few more reference there.
     
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    Are you looking for hard history or historical fiction?
     
  6. chicken88

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    Not history,
    Just really a story, ya know a main character, plot, ect....
    I mean if the story has historical background to it, of coarse but i don't really want to learn a bunch about it, just kind of get lost in a book that takes place in that time
     
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    Steven Saylor has a detective series set in Rome around the time of Cicero, I've read part of them, and they're pretty interesting.
     
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    Roma is on my pile Pontalba,i would not have guessed it was detective.And a serie?
     
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    Same author, but Roma is not of the series, but looks verra good. :)
    This is the series...Gordianus the Finder
     
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    I really liked The Eagle and The Raven-Pauline Gedge

    you might want to give it a try.
     
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    I might be beaten with a wet noodle by Stewart for suggesting this, but have you read "Angels and Demons" It's set in Rome, but in modern times.

    Stewart doesn't beat people with wet noodles, he uses 2X4's instead for suggesting "Dan Brown".
     
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    One I enjoyed that was set in the Roman period is Borchardt's The Silver Wolf (it is the first in a series about werewolves, I thought I would mention this just incase you may not be interested in that type of plot).
     
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    Robert Graves: I, Claudius and Claudius the God

    Lindsay Davis's Felco series.

    Robert Harris: Pompeii and Imperium
     
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    Try Katherine Roberts 'Seven Ancient Wonders' Books,they are set in ancient times,not in rome unfortunatly,but mostly in ancient cities and the like,tehya re based around the seven ancient wonders of the wood,they all have different protagonists and i think two of them have a 30 year time period difference,they go like this(it doesnt matter which order you read them,i actually read the 6th one first and the 1st one 6th,.....)

    The Great Pyramid Robbery-The Great Pyramids Of Egypt-Narrated By Senu
    The Babylon Game-The Hanging Gardens of Babylon-Narrated by Tiamat
    The Amazon Temple Quest-The Temple of Ephesos-Narrated by ????(forgotten)
    The Mausoleum Murder-????(forgotten)-Narrated by Alexis
    The Olympic Conspiracy-The Statue of Zeus-Narrated by Sosi
    The Collosus Crisis-The Collosus of Rhodes-Narrated by Aura
    The Cleopatra Curse-????-????(havnt read yet)

    great books set in historical times,some fo the books suit certain tastes more then others
     
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    Roma Eterna - Robert Silverberg

    It is an alternate history story that spans large amounts of time. From what I remember the book is divided into sections that can be read in any order, almost as if each was a short story published elsewhere first (and this may have been the case, I'm not sure). Although read from beginning to end makes the most sense as it moves forward in time.
     
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    I would highly recommend the Conn Iggulden series, about the rise and fall of Julius Caeser.

    The Gates of Rome
    The Field of Swords
    The Death of Kings
    The Gods of War

    Amazon.co.uk: Conn Iggulden: Books
     

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