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Recommended Fiction

By August 27, 2004

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Not everyone would recommend a work of fiction to introduce someone to the subject of ancient history, but if you are interested in reading about ancient history in the context of a novel, here are 12 recommendations from Ancient/Classical History forum members. To see why we have made these recommendations, and notes on accessibility of some of the older works, go to forum recommended fiction discussion -
  • Robert Graves' Claudius novels.
  • Colleen McCullough's "Masters of Rome" series.
  • "The Lost Legion," by H. Warner Munn.
  • "Augustus," by John Williams "Caesar," by Allan Massie.
  • "Children of the Wolf" (also called Founding Fathers), by Alfred Leo Duggan.
  • "Conscience of the King," by Alfred Leo Duggan. "Creation," by Gore Vidal.
  • "Household Gods", by Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove.
  • "The Ides of March: A Novel," by Thornton Wilder.
  • "Julian," by Gore Vidal. "The Memoirs of Cleopatra," by Margaret George.
  • "Memoirs of Hadrian," by Marguerite Yourcenar.
  • "Sinuhe, Egyptilainen" (Sinuhe, The Egyptian), by Mika Waltari.
  • "The Sword Of Pleasure; Being The Memoirs Of The Most Illustrious Lucius Cornelius Sulla," by Peter Green.
  • Mary Stewart's Arthurian saga.
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