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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 11, 2013 10:42PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

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This is the thread which contains the table of contents and the syllabus for the book: THE OCTOBER HORSE.

The October Horse (Masters of Rome, #6) by Colleen McCullough Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough


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Syllabus and Table of Contents put together - thanks to Vicki Cline

TABLE OF CONTENTS

My edition – ISBN 0-684-85331-0

I. Caesar in Egypt: From October of 48 B.C. until June of 47 B.C. : 3 – 112

II. The March of Cato’s Ten Thousand: From Sextilis (August) of 48 B.C. until May of 47 B.C. : 113 – 182

III. Putting Things Right in Asia Minor: from June until September of 47 B.C.: 183 – 220

IV. The Master of the Horse: from the end of September to the end of December of 47 B.C.: 221 – 280

V. The Sting in Winning: from January until Quinctilis (July) of 46 B.C.: 281 – 306

VI. Trying Times, Thankless Tasks: from Sextilis (August) until the end of December of 46 B.C.: 307 – 358

VII. The Cracks Appear: from Intercalis of 46 B.C. until September of 45 B.C. : 359 – 422

VIII. Fall of a Titan: from October of 45 B.C. until the end of March of 44 B.C: 423 – 514

IX. Caesar’s Heir: from April until December of 44 B.C.: 515 – 596

X. Armies All Over the Place: from January until Sextilis (August) of 43 B.C.: 597 – 618

XI. The Syndicate: from Sextilis (August) until December of 43 B.C.: 619 – 654

XII. East of the Adriatic: from January until December of 43 B.C.: 655 – 678

XIII. Funding an Army: from January until Sextilis (August) of 42 B.C: 679 – 702

XIV. Philippi: Everything by Halves: from June until December of 42 B.C.: 703 – 748

Author’s Afterword: 749 – 754

Glossary: 755 – 792

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Feb 25-March 3: pp. 3-67
Week 2 – March 4-10: pp. 67-112
Week 3 – March 11-17: pp. 113-182
Week 4 – March 18-24: pp. 183-246
Week 5 – March 25-31: pp. 246-306
Week 6 – April 1-7: pp. 307-358
Week 7 – April 8-14: pp. 359-422
Week 8 – April 15-21: pp. 423-514
Week 9 – April 22-28: pp. 515-573
Week 10 – April 29-May 5: pp. 573-618
Week 11 – May 6-12: pp. 619-678
Week 12 – May 13-19: pp. 679-748
Week 13 – May 20-26: Final Thoughts


message 3: by Vicki, Assisting Moderator - Ancient Roman History (last edited Feb 18, 2013 03:05PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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It should be a bit easier to figure out where in the text each week's readings begin and end than it was in the previous book. McCullough has given us reasonably-sized chapters, and each one is subdivided into sections marked by numbered pictures of columns (at least in my edition). E.g., the first week covers sub-sections 1 and 2 of chapter I, and the second week finishes chapter I.


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Tomerobber | 334 comments Hi Vicki,
I have the eBook version from iBooks and the page numbering is a little different . . . but I think this will be easier to follow . . . I'm trying to finish up 2 or 3 library loaners before I start . . . and this will be my only discussion book for awhile. Looking forward to this . . . thanks.


Tomi | 161 comments My copy just arrived from eBay...had to put a bandaid on the cover! Cleo was just a little too bare for me!


Tomi | 161 comments I just started - am on page 59 - I didn't know that Caesar did so much damage to Alexandria!!! (And I call myself a history teacher...)


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Tomerobber | 334 comments Tomi wrote: "I just started - am on page 59 - I didn't know that Caesar did so much damage to Alexandria!!! (And I call myself a history teacher...)"

Hi Tomi . . . my problem is that I find myself reading not just the book under discussion . . . but all the OTHER books I discover about the same subject!!
My TBR list has at least doubled since I joined GR. I figure that as of right now . . . if I bought no other books and continue reading and listening to books at a rate of 75-100/year the ones I own now are enough to keep me going for 4-5 yrs. as it is . . . ;-)


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Tomerobber wrote: "... if I bought no other books and continue reading and listening to books at a rate of 75-100/year the ones I own now are enough to keep me going for 4-5 yrs. as it is . . . ;-)"

But you know there will be so many more books that will be added to your TBR list. Too bad we're not immortal. ;-)


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Tomerobber | 334 comments I think you'll know you've been defeated when the TBR pile is bigger than the READ pile . . . . Haaaa,Haaaaaaa,Haaaaaaaaa ;-)


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Tomi | 161 comments My TBR pile is almost bigger than my house...


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