The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European History
, Classical Studies
History books are not my usual reading material, but I managed to stay awake through this one and found it enjoyable and informative.
There are parts that are brilliant. Others glide over huge parts of history like the reader obviously knows all about it. Lane Fox spends a lot of time on the fall of the Republic, the Civil Wars (Julius, Mark Antony, Octavian, etc) then spends only a few chapters on the whole post Octavian/Augustus...