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Lindsey Davis: Why write about Rome?

Posted on: 01/04/2019 with tags: ancient rome, author blog, Flavia Albia, Romans

SO WHY THE ROMANS, LINDSEY??? Sometimes people ask me, why Rome? To me, there’s at least one simple answer. Consider the picture on the left hand-side – taken by Chris Astles when I was in Nantwich, one snowy January, marketing my English Civil War Book at the Holy Holly Day festival. Note the full complement of winter garments! Perhaps the only grimmer photo in my portfolio was this (if they let me show you), taken by my trusty agent as Team Lindsey were setting off for our traditional Christma…

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Boats, Beasts and Boots – Getting Around in the Ancient World

Posted on: 27/02/2014 with tags: ancient history, ancient rome, author blog, Cassius Corbulo, historical fiction, Nick Brown, The Far Shore

by Nick Brown Setting out on my third outing with Cassius and friends, I was keen to see the trio on the ocean wave and in THE FAR SHORE they depart from Rhodes on what soon becomes a perilous sea journey. Sailing was often a frightening prospect for the ancients but offered comparatively speedy access to distant locations. For the rest of the time, most had no other choice but to walk or ride. During the second book – THE IMPERIAL BANNER – Cassius, his servant Simo and his bodyguard Indavara us…

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