Tag Archives: ancient Rome

The Etruscan by Mika Waltari

Synopsis: Set in the 5th century BC it is the first person narration telling the story of Turms from Ephesus a.k.a Lars Turms. We meet Turms as a young man, an exile who, after burning the temple of Kybele in … Continue reading

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TV mini series review: Meet the Romans with Mary Beard (2012, BBC2)

Product info: Professor Mary Beard takes a look beyond the stories of emperors, armies and gore in ancient Rome, a city at the heart of a vast and dominating empire — in order to meet the everyday people at the … Continue reading

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Review: The Tribune by Patrick Larkin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): “My name is Lucius Aurelius Valens, and I am a soldier in the service of Rome.” A young Roman officer with a strong sense of justice and duty thwarts corrupt officials plundering the province of Syria and … Continue reading

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