The Roman History Reading Group

Reading List for 2010

January 6 The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
January 20, February 3 & 17 Tacitus, Histories (Penguin Classics; Revised edition, August 25, 2009)
Histories Online
March 3 & 17 Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day by Philip Matyzcak  (Irene's review)
Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World by Vicki Leon (Author Chat March 17)
April 7 Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
April 21 Marcus Aurelius: Meditations (Penguin Classics; annotated edition edition, 2006)
Online: The Meditations
with background: Marcus Aurelius by Anthony Birley / related blogs, etc., to follow
May 5 & 19 Augustus, A Novel by John Williams, which interested parties could combine with Massie’s Augustus as a contrast.
June 2 The Roman Way by Edith Hamilton
June 16 Martial : Epigrams
July 7 SPQR III: The Sacrilege by John Maddox Roberts
July 21 The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found by Mary Beard
This may be carried over into August for those interested
August Recess
September 1 Kleopatra by Karen Essex (Irene's review) / (N.S. Gill's review)
September 15, October 6 & 20 Sections of The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Virgil
Dryden Translation
November 3, 17 The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss (Author chat on the 17th)
December 1 Last Act in Palmyra by Lindsey Davis
December 15 Get Out or Die (Aurelia) by Jane Finnis

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