For future reference, and considering the Rome-a-palooza going on right now with ABC’s Empire and the future HBO rome mini series, I thought I might start this thread.
I am thoroughly enjoying the Lindsey Davis Marcus Didius Falco Series
Start with The Silver Pigs. There is an earlier one The course of Honor but our hero (Falco) apparently isn’t it in and this book is hard to find off internet. If the book is a part of a series, please put the book to start with. It sucks coming in the middle of a series. [size=1] I mean, I have an emotional investment … )
Any fiction book set in Rome, any genre ( even…gasp Romance.)
I’ll send off the first shot with a Time Travel Romance:
Somewhere in Time by Merline Lovelace.
A female supply plane officer type in the Airforce ( which this writer was a USAF pilot, so she does know her shit but doesn’t asphixiate you like Tom Clancy.) crash lands somewhere in Bagdad/Iraq/That Area with her co-pilot and find out they (well, she. Her co-pilot is pretty much unconcious through most of it.) are in Roman times and end up being captured by the Head Centurion of a roman outpost. Wacky hijinx ensue and loads of sex. :dubious: Ending with traveling back to our time.
I bought this book about two years ago because I wanted to see how badly the language gap would be handled and thought it would suck beyond measure. It surprised me and has become a favorite of mine.
A poolside read at best.