Best Historical Fiction About Ancient Rome

The best books about the Roman world, including both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
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341 books · 560 voters · list created December 4th, 2011 by Thomas West III (votes) .
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message 1: by Zephyr (last edited May 02, 2015 10:45AM) (new)

Zephyr How did "A Pet Banana" get on here?!


message 2: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 02, 2015 11:03AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where on the list is it?

ETA: Found it; will remove. In no way is a child's picture book about bananas a historical novel about ancient Rome!


message 3: by Rino Hashim (new)

Rino Hashim can anyone recommend any historical fiction circa the fall of Rome?


message 4: by Diane Whitney (new)

Diane Whitney Both Anna Karenina and Lolita should not be on this list, page 2.


message 5: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Diane Whitney wrote: "Both Anna Karenina and Lolita should not be on this list, page 2."

Removed.


message 6: by Dawersonn (new)

Dawersonn Varca How is this list ordered ? I'd like to orther the books according to the stars or ratings, for example. Is it possible ?


message 7: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Dawersonn wrote: "How is this list ordered ? I'd like to orther the books according to the stars or ratings, for example. Is it possible ?"

Automatically. The book with the most votes will be listed first. If there are more books with the same number of voters, then the number on which you voted for a book will also count. That's my experience, at least.


message 8: by Dawersonn (new)

Dawersonn Varca Booklovinglady wrote: "Automatically. The book with the most votes will be list..."

Thank you for clarifying !

Though I'm a little disappointed with this method. Books with more ratings and stars are under others with worse avaliation on these aspects.

I wish we could order in any we want : most voted, stars, # ratings, # reviews, etc

Do you have one that you think is the best , about the history of Rome ?

I was looking for the history of Rome, Pompei and Florence. Not necessarily in the same book. It could be three different books, one for each city.


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