Anyone know of any good Roman Empire History books?

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    CallmeGoose said:

    Help Anyone know of any good Roman Empire History books?

    Preferably covering the Etruscan Empire and its conquering by Rome, through to the founding of Rome and then all the various republic periods and emperors? Always been fascinated by roman history and need a good book to read up on it all in order.
     
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    Fishboy1 said:

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    Not sure if this is the right period but Conn Iggulden has written a whole series of books called 'Emperor', rise and fall of Julius Ceaser. Works of fiction but all his stuff is very well researched. I haven't read these (next on my list) but I've just finished his 'Conqueror' series about the Mongols and they were brilliant.
     
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    silversmith said:

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    I found [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    to be very good. Was an easy read and gave a good backdrop to why a band of peasants would form an army and decide to conquer neighbours they are happily trading with.

    I would strongly urge, neigh demand, that if you are to read a single book about Rome in any era, please read this one: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    It is simply one of the greatest historical novels EVER written!
     
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    CallmeGoose said:

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    cheers for the suggestions, ill look them up now! totally forgot about this post
     
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    TJB said:

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    Not exclusively Roman but Killing Jesus is good. Obviously more about Jesus but there's a fair bit about Roman politics at the time.


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    ilscuro said:

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    I love ancient roman history, callmegoose have you seen the recent tv series 'Spartacus' most of that show is based on fact and well worth watching

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    CallmeGoose said:

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    yeah one of my favourite tv series of all time. shame about the main actor dying of cancer in the first series though and then being replaced, if he had continued on i reckon it would have been one epic series! the replacement actor was good but wasnt the same as andy whitfield
     
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    Shotgunjim said:

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    Try the tv series Rome also. Has an interesting insight into that era.