Category: Ancient Greece

The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

Oh, how I wanted to love this book.  I had no doubt in my mind, given the subject, the blurb, and some of the reviews (not to mention the great cover art), that this was going to be a brilliant read. Unfortunately, I was… Continue Reading “The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon”

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180. Marcus Aurelius was known as one of the “Five Good Emperors” and was, indeed, the last of those. Having followed such Emperors as Caligula and Nero, Marcus Aurelius, a stoic general, fair but… Continue Reading “The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius”

Brief Thoughts on 8 Books

The books listed below are those I read for last week’s Read-a-Thon.  I planned not to write a review for each, because I don’t really have time to play catch-up on 8 book reviews, particularly with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starting in two… Continue Reading “Brief Thoughts on 8 Books”

Review: Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Lysistrata by Aristophanes Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 19 Plot/Story:3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. How did I miss this one?  It had been sitting on my shelf and “TBR” list for far too long.  Lysistrata is one of the original… Continue Reading “Review: Lysistrata by Aristophanes”

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