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The murder of Regilla, a case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity,
This review is from: The Murder of Regilla A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity (Hardcover)
I expected a crime book as I usually read. But I found this book a bit boring and
repetitive in its descriptions. The author is very profound in Roman history and
customs but she indulges too much in descriptions that are not much related with
the story she intended to write.
At a certain moment I stopped reading.
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2010 01:06:58 BDT
Christian Rollinger says:
You did realize that this is not supposed to be a crime book, right? Books from Harvard University Press rarely fit that bill...plus, the fact that Pomeroy wrote "I am a classicist and an ancient historian" in the foreword (!), the genealogical tree, endnotes and references to people like "Pliny the Younger" (decidedly not a criminal nickname) should sort of have clued you in...It's a bit unfortunate, that the only review of this book is so horribly misleading and uninformative.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2010 03:48:24 BDT
Torben Retboll says:
If you visit Amazon.com - the U.S. or the international version of Amazon Books - you will find three reviews of this book. Two reviews with four stars and one review with five stars. I think these reviews are much more informative, and I think these reviewers know how to appreciate this book.
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