Finished Book One of Five in Theodor Mommsen's History of Rome. Despite its 19th Century language and the sheer depth of detail, Mommsen's ability to ..Show More »tell an interesting story despite the preponderance of detail keeps the story engaging enough to want to continue the series. Great for very long walks with the dog.
It would depend on who the friend was and whether I wanted to keep him/her as a friend. It really needs a grounding in Roman History, as a fair numbe..Show More »r of the author's assumptions can be disputed by more recent historical analysis.