I’ve added another short story ‘The Pickpocket’ (he doesn’t get quite what he’s expecting). A story of about 2,000 words inspired by the writing group I attend.
Allan Massie – Augustus (and Tiberius). A fantastic account of the life of the first emporer of Rome. All the genius, intrigue, ruthlessness and brutality of the man and the times.
Tom Holland – ‘Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic’ about the life of Julius Caesar and how he came to power
Simon Baker – ‘Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire’ Describes the key events in the life of the empire