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About time this book was written,
This review is from: The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West (Hardcover)
The tale of Romulus Augustus has heretofore been a much-neglected one. I have struggled in vain for years to find anyone with anything of note to say about this dying of the light in the Roman west.
Journalist and "Bread and Circuses" blogger Adrian Murdoch does a very fine job of gathering together the limited extant sources to add context and texture to the murky happenings of 475/6. It's very well written, is highly accessible, and is also quite witty.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2008 05:39:40 GMT
Simon Davis says:
It's high time a biography was written on the Boy Emperor Romulus Augustulus, the last Emperor of the Western Empire. I'm so glad someone has taken the trouble to find out more about this boy and his life and present it in a new intelligent biography. I can't wait to buy this and include it in my treasured collection of books on Ancient Rome.
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