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Free read Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome Steven Saylor É 5 Free read Free download Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Essivas gerações Entretecendo a história a lenda e as mais recentes descobertas arueológicas numa narrativa fascinante confere nova vida aos dramas vividos nos primeiros mil an. Marvellous sweeping saga by the author of the Gordianus the Finder booksThere are two families cousins this is their story interwined with that of Rome From pre history to the end of the Republic the story of these families moves with that of RomeI love Steven Saylor s reasoning behind some of the arcane rituals of Roman religiosity Saylor has a lively imagination and has created a thoroughly believable background to the city state that was RomeWell written and impeccably researched Roma is an excellent read

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Free read Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome Steven Saylor É 5 Free read Free download Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Os da cidade desde a sua fundação pelos malfadados Rómulo e remo até ao assínio de Júlio César Uma epopeia em todos os sentidos da palavra e o título mais aclamado de Saylo. Covering 1044 years of history in 550 pages is uite a feat Saylor does it by following two families down through the ages from when Rome was a stop on a salt trading route to the ascension of Octavius to be the first Emperor Caesar AugustusEach chapter is a vignette that might even stand alone but is tied to the previous story and the succeeding story by family ties and the passing down of a gold amulet in the shape of a winged phallus from generation to generation By so doing Saylor is able to highlight many of the major events in the history of Rome through the eyes of one of the descendants of either the Potitius family or the Pinarius family My favorite is the tale covering the occupation of Rome by the Gauls in 393 92 BC and the subseuent romance between the Vestal Pinaria and the slave Titus atop the Capitoline hill the only part of Rome to hold out against the invadersI ve read a number of Roman Historical Novels and aside from Colleen McCullough s 7 book series this is as fine a job as any were able to do The characters are believable The behavior of the Romans were drawn most realistically His research must have been very thorough I had the book club edition with an interview of the author in the back I was impressed with his list of sourcesI had a difficult time putting the book down Cut the Clutter years of history in 550 pages is uite a feat Saylor does it by following two families down through the ages from when Rome was a stop on a salt trading route to the ascension of Octavius to be the first Emperor Caesar AugustusEach chapter is a vignette that might even stand alone but is tied to the previous story and the succeeding story by family ties and the passing down of a gold amulet in the shape of a winged phallus from generation to generation By so doing Saylor is able to highlight many of the major events in the history of Rome through the eyes of one of the descendants of either the Potitius family or the Pinarius family My favorite is the tale covering the occupation of Rome by the Gauls in 393 92 BC and the subseuent romance between the Vestal Pinaria and the slave Titus atop the Capitoline hill the only part of Rome to hold out against the invadersI ve read a number of Roman Historical Novels and aside from Colleen McCullough s 7 book series this is as fine a job as any were able to do The characters are believable The behavior of the Romans were drawn most realistically His research must have been very thorough I had the book club edition with an interview of the author in the back I was impressed with his list of sourcesI had a difficult time putting the book down

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Free read Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome Steven Saylor É 5 Free read Free download Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Este livro é uma saga épica de Roma da cidade e do povo romano ue abraca um período de um milhar de anos e acompanha as aventuras e desventuras de duas famílias ao longo de suc. Steven Saylor definitely took on a huge task when he chose to write a novelized history of Rome from the viewpoint of one of the oldest patrician families but least known in modern times the Pinarii and their cousins the Potitii The novel touches on the important turning points of Rome s history when members of the Pinarii or the Potitii are constantly being caught up in momentous events the sack of Rome by Gauls the Carthaginian wars the campaign of Scipio the dictatorship of Sulla and so on and actually living the events with the uncertainty and awe of a person caught up in the middle of something with no idea how it will end The Pinarius or Potitius central to each episode of the book is our main character but not history s main character and as the family descends through time and is influenced by past character s actions so are we as readers This is half story half history in the Livian vein and a great homage to Livy s history of Rome The facts are mostly solid and if two facts were available well we are writing a novel here not a textbook and we the writer are allowed to pick whichever one fits the story we want to tell the best I feel compelled now to check a few of Saylor s facts like was Julius Caesar s sister Julia really married to a Pinarius or has Saylor made that up out of whole cloth because if all these occurrences of Pinarii and Potitii were Saylor has them occurring are documentable fact then Saylor s masterful filling in of the blanks is even refined and elegant than I thoughtThe source material Saylor lists in the book s Afterword is also excellent including his use of TP Wiseman s Remus A Roman Myth as source material on the pre foundation history of Rome and the various foundation myths I cannot praise enough this decision on Saylor s part Saylor s Remus was not a carbon copy of Wiseman s Remus but many of Wiseman s observations seem to have influenced Saylor s character creation and his imagination of the earliest layout of the city Whereas Wiseman deals academically with the Romulus Remus story Saylor says to himself How can I make this plausible in the real world not the world of myth and then he goes and does so I can t say enough even in the review of a different book about the value of Wiseman s work on Remus to classical scholars and if you are going to take on the task of tackling Saylor s Roma then Wiseman s Remus A Roman Myth will subseuently be no trouble at all and might help the reader flesh out the pre historic Roman world as presented by Saylor The one is so clearly and well informed by the otherThe omniscient narration of Roma does not have the same voice as the character centric narration of Saylor s Gordianus the Finder mystery series for which I am truly grateful The writing style employed for mysteries would not suit a larger work such as Roma Different genres reuire different approaches and it is not every writer who can go from one to another easily and successfully The tone and style of Roma is suitable to a long fiction work with many characters and a complex plot full of details The book has been broken up into historical episodes loosely based on a single generation of characters but of course the common thread running through all the episodes is the family being focussed on usually the Pinarii You only need to worry about one Lucius Pinarius at a time which is a relief as Romans were not very creative namers and you tended to get two or three of every name in a single generation When one Lucius Pinarius thinks back to the actions of another Lucius Pinarius Saylor says something like Lucius remembered that his great great grandfather also named Lucius Pinarius did such and such or knew so and so and that is enough to jog the reader s memory Oh yeah I remember that or Oh my gosh kid you are so misinformed But as misinformation or lies from a previous generation become enshrined in popular memory they become historical fact and it seems to me that in the book itself Saylor has found a way to comment on the veracity or not of the historical facts we re operating with today Did it really happen the way we think it did Or is there a historical truth there that will never come to light And how does knowing that is a possibility change the way we view history itselfIn short This may be a bit overwhelming for the Roman history novice who isn t vaguely familiar with the people and places Saylor employs in his narrative There s a lot in this book to soak up If you aren t daunted by that all the better for you For the reader fairly familiar with Roman history especially the the early books of Livy and the half forgotten period of the Kings and the early Republic my recommendation is have at with abandon you will love this


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    PDF DOWNLOAD Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome AUTHOR Steven Saylor Steven Saylor É 5 Free read Excellent fiction If I were to recommend a book to a child in order for them to learn about Romans this would be itFor the experienced reader Livy would suffice

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome AUTHOR Steven Saylor Marvellous sweeping saga by the author of the Gordianus the Finder booksThere are two families cousins this is

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome AUTHOR Steven Saylor Good book but not as fun as Saylor's Gordianus the Finder novelsstoriesI think my problem here is the same that I have with lots of historical fiction or at least that branch of historical fiction which tries to cover decades centuries in the course of one novel you don't get to stay with any one character long enough to really care about them The only author I've read who dealt with this satisfactorily is Edward Rutherf

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome AUTHOR Steven Saylor Covering 1044 years of history in 550 pages is uite a feat Saylor does it by following two families down through the ages from when Rome was a stop on a salt trading route to the ascension of Octavius to be the first Emperor Caesar AugustusEach chapter is a vignette that might even stand alone but is tied to the previous story and the succeeding story by family ties and the passing down of a gold amulet in the shape of a winged p

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome AUTHOR Steven Saylor Saylor copies Edward Rutherfurd's idea of telling the history of a city or a nation by tracing one family The problem is he isn't as good as Rutherfurd is Most of the characters especially the women are one dimensional In addition he makes Cleopatra boring That's hard

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