elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, what have you read recently? Here are my picks: The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination by Barry Strauss August 45 BC. Julius Caesar is heading towards Rome in triumph, to declare the end of the Civil War. Three men are riding with him: Decimus, Mark Antony and Octavian.
Hello everyone, I have two history books, one more engaging than the other, to introduce to you today. So, let’s get started: Rome’s Revolution: Death of the Republic & Birth of the Empire by Richard AlstonOn March 15th, 44 BC a group of senators killed Julius Caesar, hoping this way to save the Republic. Instead,
Hello everyone, ready for today’s reviews? The first two are must reads for fans of ancient Rome, while the third will help those of you who are unhappy in your relationship with your significant other. Let’s get started: Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor by Adrian Goldsworthy Born Gaius Octavius and known to us today as
Hello everyone, ready for today’s reviews? Here we go: The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George ProchnikI picked up The Impossible Exile because I wanted to know more about Stefan Zweig, who, to me, was only the author of a bunch of historical biographies, including one about Marie Antoinette.
Synopsis:“He was a salesman of Rome. Honor him.”Apologies to you Gladiator fans. Marcus Mettius may or may not have been a trader in real life. In Julius Caesar’s masterpiece, Caesar’s Commentaries: On The Gallic War and On The Civil War, he only mentions Marcus twice, once to point out that he sent him as ambassador
Hello everyone, today I bring you three more book reviews. Two are reviews of biographies, while the third of an hilarious historical novella. Here they are: Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison WeirI usually devour Alison Weir’s non-fiction works. They are entertaining, informative and never boring. Until now. Well, I