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Pilate's Wife by Antoinette May
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May 14, 2008

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I thoroughly enjoyed the history in this book--it pieced together some religious events for me that were previously vague. I think this book is about 80% historically accurate--the story created around it is a little weak, but interesting nonetheless.

Claudia, the main character, is the daughter of Roman Empire royalty. She posesses the gift of "sight." Claudia's visions range from vividly detailed and informative to almost nonexistent, and the changing level of detail in places and characters give Claudia's world a similar sense of contrast between great detail and sketchy unreality.

I found Pilate's Wife to be enjoyable, but not exceptional. However, as an exploration of women's lives and roles in the first century Roman Empire, it was quite fascinating.
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