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The Reading List Grows

In addition to the book on Cicero book I found at the library, I also managed to find Sicily: Three Thousand Years of Human History on and when I checked at my local library - they had it! So now I have an actual Sicilian history book to read!

Also added to my list is Herodotus: The Histories which I picked up using some birthday money. I didn't realize till I got out of the store that he was Greek, but at least the general time period is right. The Shadows of Sicily is fantasy, so I'm not aiming for 100% historical accuracy, just enough that it actually feels like the proper time period.

I also got some good suggestions via Twitter. @qatesiuradewyo suggested Who Killed Homer? by John Heath & Victor Davis Hanson. I believe I've seen this at the local library as well, so I shall snag it next time. @janoda suggested I, Claudius or Tacitus' Annales - the book on which I, Claudius is based.

If anyone's got something else that should be added to the list, let me have know! The more, the better!

- April

Londos_girl's picture


I gotta ask - what did you think of Herodotus? Was it tough reading? I find it interesting you picked that book up, I've been wanting to check him out as well, but last time I checked our local library had nothing.

april.raines's picture

Only started

... so I haven't read much. It's not bad, mostly story type histories mixed with dates and facts. The language is ok - think like a non-fiction type read. It's been 'translated' into modern, so not stilted or overly archaic.



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