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I, Claudius by Robert Graves: authority + literary power

I, Claudius by Robert Graves My rating: 4 of 5 stars This undeniably brilliant book may leave one or two small things to be desired as a story. My first exposure to the writing of Robert Graves was indirect, via … Continue reading

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Around the Roman Table by Patrick Faas: Italy has always been about the food

Around the Roman Table: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome by Patrick Faas My rating: 4 of 5 stars An entertaining and wide-ranging look at ancient Roman cuisine. When I decided I needed to know more about food and eating … Continue reading

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