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Even before she pulled on her first set of combats, Alison Morton was fascinated by the idea of women soldiers. After six years in a special communications regiment, she left as a captain, having done all sorts of interesting and exciting things she can't talk about, even now…

The mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) and their creation by the complex, power and value-driven Roman civilisation made her wonder what a modern Roman society would be like if run by strong women.

Now, she writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines, tends a Roman herb garden and drinks wine with her husband of 30 years. Sign up to Alison's newsletter for a FREE ebook of series starter INCEPTIO: http://eepurl.com/ckNeFL

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Alison Morton Ha! Have you been reading my mind, Michele?
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I'm planning to research this later this year. I'm writing a novella at present about Carina and hope to put a series of short stories together for this coming winter, then it's back to AD 395. Actually, it will be AD 375 when Lucius Apulius and Julia Bacausa meet... (less)
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That is such a difficult question!
We seem to admire different things about Rome depending where we stand. Do we like the image of the tough, virile man, often military with a mission in front of him, or admire the grizzled old centurion bringing his younger comrades to safety? Do we admire the graceful robes and jewellery of privileged women? Are we fascinated by the bloody intrigues and internecine killings? Or are repelled by the poverty and slavery underlying their society? Or is it that Rome lasted over 1200 years? Something for everybody?
I think its that Rome has given us so many ideas, values and structures for our life today. We recognise a lot from their society; rule of law, literacy, complexity of society, a world with great wealth and poverty, and a world stuffed with 'things'!
Gosh, that's only a few lines, but I hope I've given you a few things to consider.(less)
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Inceptio (Roma Nova, #1)

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It’s been a hundred years since women were allowed(!) to join the armed forces in the UK. I was very proud of serving my six years and doing all sorts of exciting and interesting things!

Of course, women have been attached to or even commanded armies and navies in historic times since at least the ancient Greeks. Some women war leaders have defeated the best armies in the w...

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