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It left less room for the author for improvisation.
Nov 25, Cecilia rated it liked it. Not only the details of politics and religion; but fascinating facts on food, clothes, architecture, and fire control are deftly slipped into the story.
Views Read Edit View history. At the same sreven, a favourite cousin of Pompey has been murdered, Pompey and the other leaders of the Optimates faction of the senate are leaving Rome to rally their forces against Caesar, but Pompey forces Gordianus to take on the job imperi solving the murder.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Saylor has the ability to make the lives of the ordinary citizens in this case the Pinarii of history so compelling that it is difficult for the reader to put down the book. Jmperio mais de cem anos separam as cinco geracoes da familia Pinario. I found myself really anxious to get through the book.
You want to be near the emperors but not too close cause it can turn in a second. To view it, click here. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I loved reading about the construction of the Pantheon, which is probably my favorite building in the world. But it was still addictive stecen the extreme, and I inhaled it very quickly.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the early years, Saylor gives glimpses of Livia’s evil which is very reminiscent of the Livia from “I, Claudius”.
If i’d have read the expression “this and that” one more time, I’d have burnt the book.
This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages now, and I have been avoiding it, partially because of its size and partially because I thought it would read more like a fact book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Anyway, fantastic book, definitely worth my time, and to immperio frankly honest, since it’s such a page turner, you tend to forget about the size of the book and find yourself suddenly halfway through.
Reading about the construction of the C This tseven an interesting book about the history of the Roman Empire or at least a portion of it.
Martin’s Press first published January 1st However, for me that’s a small complaint in an otherwise completely absorbing, fascinating novel. Oh well, apparently if I’d read Suetonius, one of the main sources, I’d have had a more disturbing experience! Saylor uses the Pinarii like stepping stones across a stream of time; each stone provides just enough footing to propel the reader eteven the next rock of time.
I want to go and see the history I have read about.
The family of the Potitii is apparently extinct but its bloodline survives in the Pinarii, who now pass the fascinum from generation to generation. This was especially true of the character Apollonius of Tyana, sfeven philosopher, who was also sort of the Houdini of his day—it was one of my favorite chapters and was based on a real person.
It was an interesting read if you like fictionalized Ancient Roman history. I received an early review copy of this book through Library Thing.
Empire covers the period from Augustus to Antonius Pius. Another Lucius Pinarius, the son of Titus, survives through the Year of the Emperors, the golden age of Titus and the cruel years of Domitian. He is Saylor’s vehicle for introducing these fascinating emperors and meeting some of Rome’s famous philosophers and writers, but has almost no substance of his own.
This is a great book. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Vestal virgins did not, for instance, have short hair but elaborate hair-styles that have been very well researched.
I was looking forward to this book but found it much too long with long stretches of the book that just felt pointless. The main lesson from the history as presented here is just how lucky you need to be to survive once you have attracted the attention of a Caligula, Nero or Domitian.
I suppose the author thought that if he said ‘Trianus’ or ‘Domitianus’, no one’ll know whom he means. Lists with This Book. True, one of the Pinarii is an early convert to Christianity, but that thread is more or less terminated.
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