All posts tagged "ancient history"
Book Review: Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W. RollerJuly 16, 2020
Pity Duane W. Roller, author of Cleopatra: A Biography. I can just imagine the initial conversation...
How Rome Fell by Adrian GoldsworthyJune 1, 2020
Goldsworthy takes many of the reasons advanced by earlier scholars and shows them to be of...
The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found by Mary BeardMay 28, 2020
Nevertheless, in my personal library there are 130 books on Pompeii. Of all these, this is...
Julian The ApostateMay 16, 2020
But with the death of Julian we have something different. To all intents and purposes we...
Notes from Italy: A Homer of the DolomitesMay 13, 2020
Some say that the story of the Kingdom of Fanes is an epic that goes back...
Daughter of Heaven by Nigel CawthorneMay 7, 2020
In a shocking and vaguely incestuous move, she seduced T’ai-tsung’s son, the Emperor Kao-tsung, and from...
Notes from Italy: Romulus and NeighborsMay 2, 2020
The next time you go to Rome, take a half-day to go to Pomezia, just south...
A Talk With Cullen Murphy, Author of Are We Rome?April 29, 2020
"That said, the thinking that lay behind the invasion of Iraq—the notion that we could transform...
Book Review: Myths from Mesopotamia by Stephanie DalleyApril 15, 2020
I asked them why they, unannounced, wished to meet with the director and they told me...
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