Classically Inclined

October 18, 2021

Five unmissable novels about ancient Greece and Rome

Filed under: Out and about — lizgloyn @ 5:24 pm
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It’s been a busy few months… but I’m popping back to mention that I have put together a book list for Shepherd.com! It’s a list of five unmissable novels set in ancient Greece and Rome, featuring some of my favourite authors and favourite reads.

I really enjoyed putting this list together – it gave me a chance to showcase some fantastic women writers, and share some more of the wonderful reimaginings of the ancient world that show just what can be done when you use scholarship to build up things we’ll never know about antiquity. The wonderful thing about fiction is that there are no limits to what you can do in rebuilding the past, and these books showcase that beautifully.

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  1. Many thanks – a couple here I haven’t read yet. I know you cannot mention them all but I particularly liked Song of Achilles so interesting to see your favourite Madeline Miller.
    PS enjoyed your book immensely 🙂

    Comment by Classicalstudiesman — October 18, 2021 @ 5:54 pm | Reply


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