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September 6 & 13 (because of Rosh Hashanah)
Dictator (Cicero III) by Robert Harris
October 4 & 18, November 1
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

2017 Reading Calendar

:Daughters of Rome (Empress of Rome Series)
A Year of Ravens: ANovel of Boudica's Rebellion
The Edge of the Empire: A Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall
The Grass Crown
I, Claudia (A Claudia Seferius Mystery Book 1)
Pompeii: A Tale of Murde
The War With Catiline The Spartacus Road: A Personal Journey Through Ancient Italy

Master and God
Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
How to Manage your Slaves
Winter Quarters
The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination
A Day of Fire
First Man in Rome
Last Seen in Massilia
The Marathon Conspiracy
Barbarians: An Alternative Roman History
Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece
Corpus Conundrum: A Third Case from the Notebook of Pliny The Younge
Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

Letters from a Stoic
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii
The Reach of Rome: A Journey Through the Lands of the Ancient Empire, Following a Coin
Household Gods
Roman Games
Persona Non Grata
The Legate's Daughter
Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome
The Philosopher Prince
Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
Hannibal's Children
The Roman Triumph

Articles & Essays (updated June 28, 2007)
by group members & friends
A Visit to Fishbourne (Robert Greaves)

Roman History Books and more
N.S. Gill’s Blog at
N.S. Gill's Tangents to Ancient History, Latin & Mythology
Robert Greaves' Matters Arising

Ancient Rome
as seen in the year 2001

A House in Pompeii

Tracing Roman Germania
Irene's Travelogue 1999
2002 travelogue mostly completed
Tracing Roman Germania 2003
still in the works due to a hard drive crash…

Book Reviews
Antony and Cleopatra
The Pericles Commission
Empire:The Novel of Imperial Rome
Three Pliny Mysteries
How to Mellify a Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition
Medicus (mystery)
The Fight for Rome: A Gladiators of the Empire Novel
The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Justinian's Flea
Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day
A Coin for the Ferryman (mystery)
Saturnalia (mystery)
In at the Death (mystery)
Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor
Roman Woodworking
Rome's Gothic Wars: From the Third Century to Alaric
The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West
Belisarius: The First Shall Be Last
Caesar: Life of a Colossus
Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
The Chronicle of Zenobia: The Rebel Queen
Getorix: The Eagle and The Bull: A Celtic Adventure in Ancient Rome
Rome's Greatest Defeat: The Battle in the Teutoburg Forest
All of Irene's Reviews
Ancient History at Guide Reviews - Guest Reviews

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