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Blood Wars, Blood Sports and Blood In The Hippodrome,
This review is from: The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome (Paperback)
Highly readable and enjoyable and should whet your appetite to discover more (I went out to buy Catullus, Lucretius, Pliny, Cicero and more just on RLFox's enthusiastic writing). RLF not only spews out the history but also dishes the dirt on characters (Alexander and Julius Caesar of course but also Mark Antony, Pliny, Cicero amongst others) thus providing insight into the rivalries, foibles and follies of these ancients. There are also topics like "Morals and Society", "Women and Children" that give a rounded view of the classical world. Read this and you'll have to read even more.