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Annoying use of Abbreviations - not really for the lay reader
on 5 December 2008
This book jumps about a lot and uses abbreviations for first names (eg Ti for Tiberius) which while standard are not explained anywhere and unless you are familiar with them is extremely irritating. Not the best written or easiest to read compared to other books in the series which is supposedly aimed at the general public. Having said that it is excellent starting point for a detailed study of the era.
Why do academics, who should know better, insist on using conjunctions to start sentences that add nothing to the impact or meaning and could so easily be omitted?