English language

Published Sept. 6, 2016


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4 stars (4 reviews)

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome is a 2015 book by English classicist Mary Beard that was published in the United Kingdom by Profile Books and elsewhere by Liveright & Company.SPQR appeared on the hardcover, non-fiction bestseller list in December 2015.It was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction).

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2 stars

It felt like it jumped around a lot, and she addressed Roman history as if we already knew it. The first hundred or so pages were especially rough as they focused on myths rather than actual history. Lots of boring speculation. Maybe a great book for history buffs, but not a great book for me.

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