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I need reading material to pass away the summer.

 

Recommend me books or DVDs on the following areas:

 

  • Early Christianity or Roman Catholicism
  • Judaism in the Greco-Roman world
  • Anything on Paganism I might not have already read
  • Roman Slavery
  • Biographies of Roman statesmen (aside from Caesar and Augustus)
  • A Roman literati I have not already read (in English translation)
  • A book on related cultures (Carthaginians, Persians, Germanic tribes, etc)
  • Anything else on Roman history and culture that does not focus exclusively on the military

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I need reading material to pass away the summer.

 

Recommend me books or DVDs on the following areas:

 

  • Early Christianity or Roman Catholicism
  • Judaism in the Greco-Roman world
  • Anything on Paganism I might not have already read
  • Roman Slavery
  • Biographies of Roman statesmen (aside from Caesar and Augustus)
  • A Roman literati I have not already read (in English translation)
  • A book on related cultures (Carthaginians, Persians, Germanic tribes, etc)
  • Anything else on Roman history and culture that does not focus exclusively on the military

 

I'm 3/4 of the way through a book right now, entitled, "From the Maccabees to the Mishnah," which you might like. It details Judaism in the Second Temple period, including practices, beliefs, institutions, etc. An amazing and enlightening read; definitely worth checking out.

 

If you haven't read Eusebius, I'd recommend checking him out, too.

 

Pengiun has published a multi-volume history of the church, Volume 1 might interest you.

 

Hope that helps! ;)

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I'm 3/4 of the way through a book right now, entitled, "From the Maccabees to the Mishnah," which you might like. It details Judaism in the Second Temple period, including practices, beliefs, institutions, etc. An amazing and enlightening read; definitely worth checking out.

 

Yes, I tried to get that book once used from a third party seller on Amazon, but the order never went through.

 

I am glad to hear it is a good read, though. Maybe I will pay full price for a new copy! Thanks.

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There is a excellent biography of Cato the Elder by A.S Astin ("Cato the Censor") that I've read last year. if you interesting in the Roman political theory I currently reading Chaim Wirszubski "Libertas as a political idea at Rome during the late republic and early principate" which examine the concept of freedom in Rome.

 

 

 

Those books do look interesting. Unfortunately, they also look pricey. ;)

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There is a excellent biography of Cato the Elder by A.S Astin ("Cato the Censor") that I've read last year. if you interesting in the Roman political theory I currently reading Chaim Wirszubski "Libertas as a political idea at Rome during the late republic and early principate" which examine the concept of freedom in Rome.

 

 

 

Those books do look interesting. Unfortunately, they also look pricey. ;)

 

Yes it's a big problem. I've solved it by lending them from the library.

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Yes it's a big problem. I've solved it by lending them from the library.

 

 

Yeah, my local one-mule town library wouldn't have them, and probably wouldn't get them on interlibrary loan for me. Oh, well.

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Have you read:

Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World by Adrian Murdoch

 

Ancient Roman Gardens by Linda Farrar.

These 2 I have and am sort of reading both over time.

 

 

A book I would like to read one day

By roman Hands: Inscriptions & Graffitti for Students of Latin by Matthew Hartnett

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Have you read:

Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World by Adrian Murdoch

 

Yep.

 

 

Ancient Roman Gardens by Linda Farrar.

These 2 I have and am sort of reading both over time.

 

Nope. That might be interesting, if the price is right. Thanks.

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Ursus.. I havent read the reveiws here.. I should and then I wouldnt accidentally recommend duplicates.

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