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The Roman Republic

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri July 17th, 2009, 12:47 am

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this or not, but I finished Cleopatra's Daughter (Michelle Moran) yesterday and absolutely loved it! There's a lot in there about the Roman way of life, but the story doesn't get bogged down by it. Interesting storyline and great characters. I highly recommend it.

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Post by Carla » Fri July 17th, 2009, 11:37 am

[quote=""annis""]Thanks for the heads up, Sweetpotatoboy, I hadn't realised that David Durham had another book out. It does look like he's gone for a change of pace, and "Acacia" seems to be the first in a proposed fantasy series. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.[/quote]

Scott Oden, who used to visit the old board occasionally, heaped praise on Acacia on his blog a while ago (http://scottoden.blogspot.com/2007/03/acacia.html). I haven't read it (yet). Pride of Carthage I found heavy going and I got about a third of the way in before putting it to one side until I have more time (!). I still mean to get back to it.
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Post by annis » Wed August 19th, 2009, 2:31 am

After hanging out for "Conspirata", which I thought to be the sequel to Robert Harris' "Imperium", I now discover that the second book in the Cicero series, due out in October, will in fact be called "Lustrum".

"Conspirata" is listed as the title of Book 3, due out sometime in 2010

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon October 5th, 2009, 2:20 pm

This seems a suitable thread in which to post this link to a recent article by Robert Harris in The Sunday Times, as an introduction to his forthcoming 'Lustrum':

Sex and Caesar – a very modern scandal
In his new novel, Robert Harris weaves a tale of scandal in ancient Rome that has parallels with our own political class

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/ ... 850682.ece

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Post by annis » Mon October 5th, 2009, 5:39 pm

Thanks for the link, sweetpotatoboy. Fascinating- I hadn't come across that story before. Sexual scandal and politics do seem to go irresistably together! Many a politician who should know better has been brought down by some seedy incident which he's tried to conceal.

"Lustrum" has just come out in the bookshops here and I'm looking forward to reading it - I really enjoyed "Imperium"

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Post by Nefret » Wed October 7th, 2009, 4:33 am

[quote=""annis""]After hanging out for "Conspirata", which I thought to be the sequel to Robert Harris' "Imperium", I now discover that the second book in the Cicero series, due out in October, will in fact be called "Lustrum".

"Conspirata" is listed as the title of Book 3, due out sometime in 2010[/quote]

Thanks. Will have to look for those. Rather liked Imperium.

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Post by Chatterbox » Wed October 7th, 2009, 5:15 pm

Lustrum just arrived in the mail from the UK! Will read over the weekend & post a review next week...

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu October 8th, 2009, 9:57 am

An interview with Harris in today's Metro:
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/books/ ... page_id=28
This was accompanied by some recommendations for recently published historical novels.
The Mantel win is resulting in some very high-profile HF coverage in popular publications.

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Post by annis » Sat October 10th, 2009, 4:23 am

Interesting article. It's rather ironic that the playboy Clodius, whom Cicero probably regarded as the least worrisome of his political opponents, was the one who succeeded in bringing about Cicero's downfall.

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