Vespasian books, by Robert Fabbri

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Vespasian books, by Robert Fabbri

Postby Frank » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:04 pm

I have finished the 4th book in this series and they are a great read

http://www.goodreads.com/series/58804-vespasian

starting in his teens, the books cover his rise through the army, surviving the politics of dealing with increasingly deranged Emperors and scheming freedmen.

They are written by one of the growing number of historians turned writer and the depiction of life in the legions is spot on and very well told. A few of the historians know their stuff but can not tell a story, this guy can.
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Re: Vespasian books, by Robert Fabbri

Postby Whiterook » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Those appear to be great reads, indeed! (Goodreads is an excelent site, BTW!).

I read the first of two Praetorian series books by Edward Chrichton, in which he captured a good sense of the period. It gave me an appetite to delve more into the subject.
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