Saylor has a magisterial command of the 1st Century B.C. Roman
world and a remarkable instinct for the grand sweep of history.
His hero is the "finder" Gordianus, an endearing and
dogged sleuth who is not overawed by giants like Caesar, Cicero,
Pompey and Marc Anthony. Highly recommended.
writer in the "sleuth in sandals" genre is Linsey
Davis who mixes dastardly deeds with clever detective work by
Marcus Didius Falco and serves it up with a bracing dash of
Lovers of the miles gloriosus should indulge themselves by reading
British author Conn Iggulden's Emperor novels. Light but entertaining
More in the
same genre comes from the prolific pen of Michael Curtis Ford
whose tales of mayhem range from 5th century Ancient Greece
to Attila the Hun. An exciting way to brush up on your history.
in war stories set in classical Greece, Steven Pressfield is
highly regarded for his painstaking attention to historical
accuracy and stirring battle scenes.
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