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About Noricum

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  1. Noricum

    What's the last book you read?

    I read FIRE FROM HEAVEN, THE PERSIAN BOY, and THE KING MUST DIE by Renault. They were all good and I've listed them in order of my preference. Also, anyone considering Steven Saylor might want to start with his first book ROMAN BLOOD. I love his writing and have read a about six of his novels. I've read Scarrow too, but I lean toward Saylor more. For those who like the 5th century like me there's THE SWORD OF ATTILA by Michael Curtis Ford and THE SCOURGE OF GOD by William Dietrich. Cinzia Thanks for your recommendation - I'll look for those other books by Mary Renault The Persian Boy is good - the writng is so evocative and there hasn't been a page of the book where I've felt like skimming over to the next page We picked up a Steven Saylor book in an everything for $5 bookshop before Christmas but I haven't started it yet - Empire
  2. Noricum

    What's the last book you read?

    I'm having trouble replying - darn computer plus fat fingers! You might like Adrian Goldsworthy's book The Fall of Carthage - it's a great read and I do enjoy his writing style
  3. Noricum

    What's the last book you read?

    Anyone here read any books by Mary Renault? I've just started reading a book by this author - The Persian Boy, which was recommended by a work colleague who has kindly lent it to me It traces the last seven years of Alexander the Great's life through the eyes of his Persian lover, the eunuch Bagoas - who is based on a real historical figure It's such a pain having to work - if only I could retire and read all the books I need to read before I fall off the perch!
  4. Noricum

    What's the last book you read?

    Do you have one of those fancy new Kindles without the keyboard, Noricum? How are you finding it? Sorry about the late reply! Not a fancy new one but just the WiFi model, with the keyboard easy to bring up on the screen The main thing I like about the Kindle is not having to cart a book around - plus I have the font on a bigger size for easier reading Just having the choice a variety of books I've got on the Kindle is good too - the problem for me is not going crazy and buying every book I want when I go Kindle book shopping on Amazon
  5. Noricum

    What's the last book you read?

    I was thinking of giving this a read, but I heard it's quite big ~Currently reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. Yes, quite a few thousand pages but reading the Kindle is so easy! Give it a go - you'll enjoy it! Crime and Punishment!!! Wow, now that's heavy reading.....
  6. Noricum

    What's the last book you read?

    I'm still reading Livy's History of Rome on my lovely new Kindle - and I'm really enjoying it! When I'm reading about any history, I love looking at maps to find locations so I've also got a very old school textbook (my partner luckily has kept all his old school Latin books) - A History of Rome by M Cary,2nd edition reprinted in 1963 to help me with visualising where the action was! Along with this I'm also enjoying Adrian Goldsworthy's The Fall of Carthage - nothing like having a few books going at the same time...
  7. Noricum

    A new food for the world

    Sometimes at the back of the fridge, I find forgotten fermented goodies - sometimes I throw the stuff out without opening the container because I am worried about the explosion of smelly fermented food - and you're creating this process deliberately! However, you might be onto something good with applesauce!
  8. Noricum

    Guess the ancient city!

    Not France or Germany, but the site is in Europe... It's Switzerland, at the Colonia Augusta Rauracorum (or Augusta Raurica), near Basel, at the bank of the Rhine river. You're spot on! Your turn.....
  9. Besides this passion for anything to do with ancient Roman history, I'm also very interested in the history of the Vietnam War and also WW1 - and the role of the Aussie troops in those theatres of war Is anyone else like me - I read a book, any book and in the book there might be a mention of an historical fact/event and the next minute I'm off reading a bit more about that! And now I'm learning a bit more about my Austrian heritage too
  10. Noricum

    Guess the ancient city!

    Not France or Germany, but the site is in Europe...
  11. Noricum

    Guess the ancient city!

    This looks like such a beautiful place and so peaceful - and probably very easy for all the experts to pick
  12. Noricum

    Guess the ancient city!

    Lovely photo too - it would be lovely to be able to visit all those sites I've been reading about after Melvadius gave me some clues My crash course in all things ancient Rome is moving along very nicely, and enjoyably
  13. Noricum

    Guess the ancient city!

    Thanks for the clues - I'm getting better at decoding them now that I have some great reference sites Shore led me to Saxon Shore, and then I found the church St Peters-on-the-wall - so I'm certain that it's Othona, one of the forts of the Saxon Shore fortifications
  14. Noricum

    Guess the ancient city!

    Time for a little clue (or two) Please?
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