Book Review: Leonidas of Sparta, a Boy of the Agoge by Helena Shrader
Lion Feuchtwanger, Josephus and the Emperor , about the first century Jewish historian Josephus and the deterioration of his relationship with the emperor Domitian as he begins to persecute Jews; 3 in the Josephus trilogy. Gustave Flaubert, Salammbo , about a young mercenary who falls in love with the daughter of the Carthaginian leader Hamilcar Barca. Alistair Forrest, Libertas , about a young Spaniard of the first century B.
Margaret George, The Confessions of Young Nero , about Nero's efforts to survive the reign of the mad Emperor Caligula and to escape his mother's malign influence in the years before he became Emperor of Rome. Donna Gillespie, The Light Bearer , about a Germanic woman warrior during the time of Nero who struggles to prevent Rome from conquering the German tribes. Donna Gillespie, Lady of the Light , about a Germanic woman married to a Roman man who has been secretly financing her people's resistance to Roman rule; sequel to The Light Bearer. Jo Graham, Black Ships , historical fantasy about an oracle who guides Aeneas on his journey to a new land after the fall of Troy.
Dewey Gram, Gladiator , a novelization of the film about a Roman general who becomes a gladiator in order to avenge the murder of his family. Ralph A. Graves, The Lost Eagles , about a young Roman soldier's attempt to recover the legionary eagle standards lost in the disastrous Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. George Green, Hawk , about a man who hunts animals for Roman gladiatorial contests and undertakes a dangerous mission north of the Alps in 34 A.
Hella S. Robert Harris, Pompeii , a novel of ancient history, about the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii. Robert Harris, Imperium , about Cicero's rise to political power in ancient Rome; 1 in the Cicero trilogy. Robert Harris, Conspirata ; titled Lustrum in the U. Robert Harris, Dictator , about Cicero's return to Rome from exile after he promises to support Julius Caesar, and his struggle to regain political power; 3 in the Cicero trilogy.
John Hersey, The Conspiracy , about the poet Lucan and the playwright and philosopher Seneca, investigated for subversive political activities by Emperor Nero's spies. Thomas Holt, A Song for Nero , a thriller exploring the possibility that Nero survived beyond the date he was believed to have died.
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Lance Horner, Rogue Roman , about an actor who, after becoming a gladiator, is recruited to impersonate Emperor Nero. Damion Hunter, The Centurions , about the rivalry of two half-brothers in the Roman legions posted in Germania during the reign of Vespasian; Damion Hunter is a pen name of Amanda Cockrell; 1 in the Centurions series. Damion Hunter, Barbarian Princess , about the rivalry of two half-brothers in the Roman legions as one is assigned to escort a barbarian princess; Damion Hunter is a pen name of Amanda Cockrell; 2 in the Centurions series.
Damion Hunter, The Emperor's Games , the careers of two half-brothers in the Roman legions diverge as one fights pirates in Gaul and the eruption of Vesuvius looms; Damion Hunter is a pen name of Amanda Cockrell; 3 in the Centurions series. Conn Iggulden, The Death of Kings , about the dangers Caesar faced during his rise to power, including capture by Mediterranean pirates and the slave rebellion of Spartacus; 2 in the Emperor series.
Conn Iggulden, The Field of Swords , about the friendship and rivalry between Caesar and Brutus as Caesar moves toward the fateful decision to cross the Rubicon and make war in Rome; 3 in the Emperor series. Ralph Jackman, Actium's Wake , about a Roman senator who supports Octavian's bid for power, but loses his favor because of a mistake at the Battle of Actium, and struggles to regain it; 1 in a planned series.
Douglas Jackson, Caligula , about an elephant trainer and a gladiator who become involved in a plot to kill the insane Emperor Caligula. Douglas Jackson, Claudius , about Caratacus, who leads the British defense against the Roman invasion, and the keeper of the elephant Emperor Claudius brings to Britain to strike fear into its defenders. Douglas Jackson, Hero of Rome , about a Roman tribune who leads a defending band of Roman military veterans under attack by Boudica and her British rebels; 1 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series. Douglas Jackson, Defender of Rome , about a celebrated soldier who returns to Rome, scarred by his experiences in Britain, and is given the responsibility of capturing the leader of the new Christian sect; 2 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series.
Douglas Jackson, Enemy of Rome , about a Roman hero who must ally himself with his friend's enemies in order to save himself from execution for an act of cowardice on the battlefield he did not commit; 5 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series. Douglas Jackson, Scourge of Rome , about a disgraced Roman legionary who goes to Jerusalem in the hope of regaining his honor through an old friend now commanding the Roman army besieging Jerusalem; 6 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series. Douglas Jackson, Saviour of Rome , about a Roman legionary sent to a remote, mountainous region in Spain by Emperor Vespasian to find out why the yield of gold from the region has mysteriously dropped; 7 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series.
Douglas Jackson, Glory of Rome , about a legionary in Emperor Vespasian's inner circle who has attracted the enmity of Vespasian's son Domitian, as the massacre of a Roman garrison in Britain causes turmoil; 8 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series. Douglas Jackson, Hammer of Rome , about a soldier, once again in command of a legion, who hopes to lead it to glory in battle against the Brigantes in Britain, despite its reputation as unlucky; 9 in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series.
Brenda Jagger, Antonia , about a young woman of a patrician Roman family whose marital prospects shift during the Year of the Four Emperors 69 A. Brenda Jagger, Daughter of Aphrodite , about a first century Greek courtesan whose clients include the son of Emperor Tiberius and the powerful captain of the Praetorian Guard, Sejanus. John James, The Bridge of Sand , a novel which imagines that the Roman satirist Juvenal led a military expedition to conquer Ireland.
Benita Kane Jaro, The Key , about the poet Catullus and his love affair with Clodia; 1 in the Key trilogy, but can be read as a standalone. Leon Jenner, Bricks , about a master bricklayer who remembers a past life as a Druid priest who tricked Julius Caesar. Gary Jennings, Raptor , about a hermaphrodite Goth, his travels through the crumbling fifth century Roman empire, and his friendship with the Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great.
Geraint Jones, Siege , about a legionary soldier captured by an insurgent German army, who plots with his fellow captives to escape and prevent the insurgents from destroying Rome. Ben Kane, The Silver Eagle , about Roman soldiers trapped in Parthia after a disastrous battle, and the search of the sister of one of the soldiers for her lover in Gaul amid the uprising led by Vercingetorix; 2 in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles series. Ben Kane, The Road to Rome , about veterans of the disastrous Battle of Carrae and their struggle to return to Rome, while the sister of one of them faces danger in Rome; 3 in the Forgotten Legion trilogy.
Ben Kane, Spartacus: The Gladiator , about Spartacus, the leader of a slave rebellion against Rome, from the time he leaves his service as an auxiliary in the Roman army until, betrayed into slavery as a gladiator, he escapes and organizes the rebellion; 1 in the Spartacus series. Ben Kane, Spartacus: Rebellion , about Spartacus as his army of rebels against Rome, initially victorious, faces the challenge of an army raised by Crassus; 2 in the Spartacus series.
Ben Kane, Hannibal: Enemy of Rome , about a Carthaginian boy sold into slavery in Rome who makes friends with his owner's son, but is destined to face him on the battlefield, as the young Carthaginian general Hannibal prepares to make war on Rome; 1 in the Hannibal series. Ben Kane, Clouds of War , about two friends fighting on opposite sides during the Roman siege of Syracuse in B. Ben Kane, Hunting the Eagles , about a survivor of the disastrous Roman defeat in Germania who is determined to gain vengeance and recover his legion's lost eagle; 2 in the Eagles of Rome series. Arthur Koestler, The Gladiators , about the slave revolt led by Spartacus.
Ross Laidlaw, Theoderic , about Theoderic, the Gothic chieftain who rose to rule the remains of the Roman Empire after it began to fall apart in the fifth century.
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Ross Leckie, Scipio ; also titled Scipio Africanus , a novel of ancient history, about the life of Scipio Africanus, the Roman general who defeated Hannibal; 2 in the Carthage trilogy. Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia , about the Italian woman who, according to legend, married Aeneas after the Trojan War and helped him found the city of Rome. Morgan Llywelyn, Etruscans , a fantasy novel based on legends about the ancient Etruscans, the forerunners of Roman civilization. Morgan Llywelyn, Druids , about Vercingetorix, the leader of the Gallic resistance against Caesar, and the druids of Gaul.
Jack Ludlow, The Pillars of Rome , about two young patricians during the time of the Roman Republic who swear loyalty to each other and to Rome; 1 in the Republic trilogy. James Mace, Soldier of Rome: The Legionary , about a young Roman legionary in the force sent to Germania to avenge the destruction of three legions in the Teutoburg Forest; self-published; 1 in the Soldier of Rome series. James Mace, Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion , about a Roman centurion stationed in the Lugdunum now Lyon , Gaul, as a series of murders upsets the city; self-published; 3 in the Soldier of Rome series.
Paul L. David Malouf, An Imaginary Life , about the poet Ovid and his relationship with a feral boy during his exile from Rome on the coast of the Black Sea. Valerio Massimo Manfredi, The Tower , a dual-time novel about an Etruscan who is the sole survivor of a first-century Roman mission in the Sahara and a modern man trying to understand why his father has disappeared in the desert, their stories linked by a mysterious tower.
Van Wyck Mason, The Barbarians , about an Iberian prince who becomes a slave in Carthage and his quest for revenge.
Allan Massie, Augustus , about the first emperor of Rome; 1 in the author's Imperial series. Allan Massie, Tiberius , about Augustus' successor as emperor of Rome; 2 in the author's Imperial series. Allan Massie, Caligula , a sympathetic portrayal of one of the most emotionally disturbed Roman emperors. Allan Massie, Nero's Heirs , about the "year of the three emperors" after the death of Nero. Kathleen Morgan, Enchant the Dream , historical romance about a Germanic priestess and a Celtic chieftain forced into slavery in ancient Rome.
William Napier, The Gathering of the Storm , about the early life of Attila, as he returns from exile to claim his kingdom and strives to unite the Huns and Scythians; 2 in the Attila the Hun trilogy. John Henry Newman, Callista: A Tale of the Third Century , about a young woman in Roman Africa and the process by which she converts to Christianity; written by an Anglican convert to Catholicism who became a cardinal. Vincent Panella, Cutter's Island , about Julius Caesar's experience of being kidnapped by pirates as a young man an actual historical event.
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Kate Quinn, Mistress of Rome , about a Jewish slave girl in first-century Rome who falls in love with a gladiator but becomes the mistress of the Emperor Domitian; 1 in the Mistress of Rome series. Kate Quinn, Empress of the Seven Hills , about a senator's daughter and a former gladiator who remain loyal to Emperor Trajan even as his fall approaches; 3 in the Mistress of Rome series.
Valentine was a physician who fell in love with a blind woman in ancient Rome. Robert Raymond, Fire and Bronze , about a princess of Tyre who became Queen Dido; based on legends about the founding of Carthage. Kathleen Robinson, Dominic , about an orphaned dwarf from Gaul who travels through the collapsing Roman empire.
Kathleen Robinson, Heaven's Only Daughter , historical romance about a Roman princess and a Gothic king during the fifth-century fall of Rome. Rose, The Reincarnationist , about a man who suddenly, after a terrorist bombing in Rome, begins vividly recalling past lives in Rome in A.
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Ian Ross, War at the Edge of the World , about a centurion sent north of Hadrian's Wall during the reign of Constantine to negotiate with the Picts in a mission that turns bloody; 1 in the Twilight of Empire series. Ian Ross, Swords Around the Throne , about a centurion in the time of Constantine who is ordered back from Britain and promoted to the Emperor's bodyguard, but finds himself caught up in a conspiracy against the Emperor; 2 in the Twilight of Empire series.
Ian Ross, Battle for Rome , about a centurion promoted to tribune in Constantine's army who questions his allegiance as Constantine becomes more devoted to the Christian religion; 3 in the Twilight of Empire series. Ian Ross, The Mask of Command , about an officer in Constantine's army sent to take command over forces on the Rhine, where both his own son and the Emperor's son are serving; 4 in the Twilight of Empire series.
Barry Sadler, The Eternal Mercenary , about a Roman soldier present at the crucifixion and doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ; 1 in the Eternal Mercenary series. Barry Sadler, Casca 5: The Barbarian , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ; set in Germany during the time of the Roman Empire; 5 in the Eternal Mercenary series 2 chronologically of the first 22 books.
Barry Sadler, God of Death , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ, who travels to Mexico with a group of Viking warriors; 2 in the Eternal Mercenary series 3 chronologically of the first 22 books. Barry Sadler, Casca 3: The Warlord , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ; set in the Mediterranean and in China; 3 in the Eternal Mercenary series 4 chronologically of the first 22 books. Barry Sadler, Casca 6: The Persian , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ, who becomes a commander of the Persian army; 6 in the Eternal Mercenary series 5 chronologically of the first 22 books.
Barry Sadler, Casca 7: The Damned , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ, who takes part in Rome's struggle to defend itself against the Huns and Visigoths; 7 in the Eternal Mercenary series 6 chronologically of the first 22 books. Barry Sadler, Casca 9: The Sentinel , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ; set in Constantinople and North Africa; 9 in the Eternal Mercenary series 7 chronologically of the first 22 books.
Barry Sadler, Casca The Assassin , about a Roman soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ, who joins the Hashishi assassins during the time of the Seljuk Turks; 13 in the Eternal Mercenary series 8 chronologically of the first 22 books. Barry Sadler, Casca The Samurai , about a soldier doomed to remain alive until the second coming of Christ, who becomes a samurai in medieval Japan; 19 in the Eternal Mercenary series 9 chronologically of the first 22 books.