Steven Saylor





Steven Saylor

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March 23, 1956

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Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma and its follow-up, Empire. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel.

Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.


Average rating: 3.91 · 37,553 ratings · 3,008 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
Roma (Roma, #1)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,330 ratings — published 2007 — 24 editions
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Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa,...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,027 ratings — published 1991 — 37 editions
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Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub R...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,429 ratings — published 2001 — 31 editions
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Catilina's Riddle (Roma Sub...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,217 ratings — published 1993 — 29 editions
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A Murder on the Appian Way ...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,038 ratings — published 1994 — 21 editions
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The House of the Vestals (R...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,033 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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The Venus Throw (Roma Sub R...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,755 ratings — published 1995 — 26 editions
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Last Seen in Massilia (Roma...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,482 ratings — published 2000 — 18 editions
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The Judgment of Caesar (Rom...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,334 ratings — published 2004 — 17 editions
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Rubicon (Roma Sub Rosa, #7)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,396 ratings — published 1999 — 22 editions
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The Seven Wonders Raiders of the Nile Roman Blood The House of the Vestals A Gladiator Dies Only Once Arms of Nemesis Catilina's Riddle
Gordianus the Finder - Chronological (14 books)
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Roma Sub Rosa (12 books)
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Roma Empire
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“Men like Caesar and Pompey--they're not heroes, Meto. They're monsters. They call their greed and ambition "honour," and to satisfy their so-called honour they'll tear the world apart. But who am I to judge them? Every man does what he must, to protect his share of the world. What's the difference between killing whole villages and armies, and killing a single man? Caesar's reasons and mine are different only in degree. The consequences and the suffering still spread to the innocent (Gordianus the Finder to his son Meto)”
Steven Saylor, Rubicon

“In politics, reality and appearance are of equal importance. You cannot attend to one and neglect the other. A man must determine both what he is, and what others believe him to be.”
Steven Saylor, Roma

“The strands (the gods) weave out of our mortal lives are like a pattern visible only from the heavens; we here on earth can only guess at their designs”
Steven Saylor, Last Seen in Massilia

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "D"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome 1) by Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough

THE FIRST MAN IN ROME BY COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH
 
  9 votes, 24.3%

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber Michel Faber Michel Faber

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE BY MICHEL FABER
 
  5 votes, 13.5%

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear

MAISIE DOBBS BY JACQUELINE WINSPEAR
 
  4 votes, 10.8%

Roma  The Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor Steven Saylor Steven Saylor

ROMA: THE NOVEL OF ANCIENT ROME BY STEVEN SAYLOR
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL BY SUSANNA CLARK
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter

THE HORNET'S NEST BY JIMMY CARTER
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Drums Along the Mohawk (New York Classics) by Walter D. Edmonds Walter D. Edmonds

DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK BY WALTER D. EDMONDS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

I, Claudius by Robert Graves Robert Graves Robert Graves

I. CLAUDIUS BY ROBERT GRAVES
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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POSSESSION: A ROMANCE BY A. S. BYATT
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Freedom  A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by William SafireWilliam Safire William Safire

FREEDOM: A NOVEL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY WILLIAM SAFIRE
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss David Liss David Liss

A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER BY DAVID LISS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

I, Elizabeth  A Novel by Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles

I. ELIZABETH: A NOVEL BY ROSALIND MILES
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

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GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS BY GAYNOR ARNOLD
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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DISSOLUTION BY C.J SANSOM
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Course of Honor by Lindsey Davis Lindsey Davis

THE COURSE OF HONOR BY LINDSEY DAVIS
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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