Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ten top books about ancient Rome

Lindsey Davis's latest historical novel is Deadly Election.

One of the author's top ten books about ancient Rome, as shared at the Guardian:
Shopping in Ancient Rome by Claire Holleran

I was at a serious conference when I spotted this desirable purchase. A survey of the Roman retail trade, it’s scholarly but accessible – and indispensable when I need to check that you could buy olives by the meat market, and that the Argiletum was the place to go for bookshops or sex (or both).
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue