Ancient History – Just the Best Bits

12 Nov

I am seriously thinking about trying to write something (“book” might be a bit ambitious at this stage) about the interesting bits of Ancient History.  It will be less an academic work and more an outpouring of idiosyncratic opinion.  I’ve already got a few suggestions from people: gladiators, Pompeii erruption, Christians and lions, Roman aristocracy, Salamis, and the Trojan horse.  And obviously, me being me, Alexander is going to feature A LOT.  However, I am still looking for more suggestions, which will be taken into consideration (no promises!).

This post is where I would like to collect them, because the ones I have at the moment are on a post-it note and are likely to get lost.  Please use the comment facility below.  Ta!

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2 Responses to “Ancient History – Just the Best Bits”

  1. John November 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    I’m just reading Robert Harris’s book Imperium about Cicero – would like to find out more about the Roman republic and the rise of Julius Caesar.

    And how about the more misty side of ancient history – the Carthaginians, Etruscans and others.

    • kcmurdarasi November 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

      I quite like the Etruscans, and the Carthaginians are interesting too, so I’m sure there’s a place for them. A section on lesser known peoples, maybe?

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