Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome
Publish date: March 6th 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 555
Edition language: English
Series: Rome (#1)
Started reading this before a move and never got to finish. I can't wait to pick it back up, was a great story from the start.
Starting with the earliest days of Rome (even before Romulus & Remus), Roma winds its way like the Tiber river through the history of the Roman empire. The novel is structured as a series of vignettes, from before Roma was city up until the period shortly after Caesar's death. The novel works well a...
Dense but engrossing historical novel set in Rome. The ancient era isn't my favorite but Saylor is clearly a historian who knows his stuff, and the novel is packed with details. This is the kind of book that makes me want to tour Rome -- I know I'd see everything with a new eye.
As I read Roma, I was reminded of Sarum: The Novel of England. Roma has the same sweeping historical span while remaining in one geographical location. I can't speak for the historical accuracy, although I'm sure Mr. Saylor did his research; but the characters were real and intriguing. While this...
***I won this book as part of a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway! Review to follow when book is received***