What are the best books about Ancient Rome?

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    #1The Twelve Caesars

    The Twelve Caesars

    The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius is biographical novel documented by the author himself during his days as Caesar's personal secretary. This book includes 12 biographies of Caesar and other emperors of the Roman Empire.

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    Cecilia Sandoval
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The Twelve Caesars is a biographical novel written by Caesar's personal secretary. The book may be of interest to those looking to read more about Ancient Rome."
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    #2The First Man in Rome

    The First Man in Rome

    The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough is a historical fiction novel published in 1990. This book tells the story of two men with an exceptional desire for power over Rome and the lengths they took to achieve the honor of the Republic.

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    Hannah Howell
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This is a great historical fiction novel about Ancient Rome. The book is filled with meticulously-researched historical detail as well as an engaging plot and characters."
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    #3Rome's Greatest Defeat

    Rome's Greatest Defeat
    Rome's Greatest Defeat by Adrian Murdoch is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of about 25,000 warriors who were ambushed by the German military in the depths of the Teutoburg Forest during the 9 CE.
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    Willie Bryant
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This is a very interesting historical book on an overlooked battle in Roman history. It was very informative, but the author draws parallels between ancient and modern German history that I didn't find totally relevant to the topic at hand."
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    #4Imperium

    Imperium

    Imperium by Robert Harris is a biographical and historical fiction novel first published in 2006. This book follows the enthralling life of Marcus Cicero as a Roman Empire Senator.

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    Roger Jordan
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of historical fiction and Robert Harris's Imperium is one of my favorite historical fiction books. Everything about the story is so well constructed it almost feels like a non-fiction story, it's just truly excellent."
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    #5Caesar

    Caesar
    Caesar: A Novel by Colleen McCullough is a historical fiction book released in 1997. This novel follows the story of Gaius Julius Caesar and his glorious reign over the Ancient Roman Empire.
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    Sara Reyes
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This book made a great addition to my quest to learn more about world history. All i really knew about Caesar before reading this was "Beware the Ides of March," and I'm not even really sure what that means. Informative but still fun."
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    #6The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon is a non-fiction novel published in 1776. This book follows the history of the Western Civilization during the peak of the Roman Empire's power and influence.
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    Ralph Nichols
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This book is for those who have a fascination with the ancient Rome empire. I love the way it gives the details on the events that made Rome to grow from a small city and become an empire to recon with. I would recommend those history lovers to read it. "
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    #7Roman Blood

    Roman Blood
    Roman Blood by Steven Saylor is a historical fiction novel published in 1991. This is the first book in the Roma Sub Rosa series that follows the story of Ancient Rome during its final decades.
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    Donna Nichols
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is probably one of the most entertaining books you'll read about the Ancient Rome this year. While most books on this topic would be stale and long-winded, Steven Saylor writes in a way that makes you fly through the pages. It was both informational and enjoyable, and I loved that his writing conveys a piece of world history without being pretentious. And if you were wondering, yes, it is completely historically accurate as well! Even as a fictional novel, it's packed full of interesting facts and tidbits, so while you're getting served a wonderful story line and plot, you'll learn a few things along the way, too."
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    #8Roma: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    Roma: A Novel of Ancient Rome
    Roma: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor is a historical fiction book published in 2007.This book tells the story of two families during the Ancient Rome period as they witness some of the world's greatest historical events.
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    Sean Lewis
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I am tired of hearing about Rome and the stories behind it. It is time for something different for a change. The history makes a good story that can captivate however I'm getting dull of hearing about the Roman Empire."
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    #9The Silver Pigs

    The Silver Pigs
    The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis is a historical fiction and mystery crime novel published in 1989. This book follows  Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer", and the time he got into trouble with bloodthirsty traitors.
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    Patricia Hawkins
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "If you are looking for a good book about Ancient Rome I wouldn't recommend this only because it is not Non-Fictional. It is a fiction book with a character and story in place. There are ties and references set in Ancient Rome, but it isn't a book that tells about history of Rome."
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    #10The Grass Crown

    The Grass Crown

    The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough is a historical fiction book published in 1991. This novel follows the story of Ancient Rome's war of survival against neighboring Italian states and Asian conquerors.

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    Gao Wei
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "An older story about the rulers of the Great Roman Empire and how people existed through that world of political intrigue. "
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    #11Dictator (Cicero Series, Book 3)

    Dictator (Cicero Series, Book 3)

    Dictator by Robert Harris is a historical fiction set in Ancient Rome. First published in 2015 under ISBN-10: 0307957942 and ISBN-13: 978-0307957948, it is the third book in the Cicero book series.

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    Ann Larson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Definitely not a book I can really recommend because I didn't care for it that much, It seemed like it was a rushed or something just not a fan of it at all."
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    #12Pompeii: A Novel

    Pompeii: A Novel

    Pompeii is a historical fiction written by Robert Harris. First published in 2013 under ISBN: 0099282615, Pompeii recreates and offers a retelling of events that unfolded in Ancient Rome.

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    Betty Payne
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is an amazing read if you like a well researched historical novel. Set in Ancient Rome before Pompeii erupts it is full of details that set your mind in the time. I especially loved the characters set in this time, they pop out of the pages as full fleshed parts of the story. This will keep you reading all night if you are not careful. "
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    #13Conspirata (Cicero Series Book 2)

    Conspirata (Cicero Series Book 2)

    Conspirata by Robert Harris is a historical fiction set in Ancient Rome. First published in 2009 under ISBN-10: 1508216622 and ISBN-13: 978-1508216629, it is the second book in the Cicero book series.

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    Caroline Zhao
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I don't recommend this book. I could not get into it, even though I tried several times. It bored me!"
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    #14Fortune's Favorites

    Fortune's Favorites

    Fortune's Favorites by Colleen McCullough is a historical fiction book published in 1993. This novel introduces the downfall of Sulla, a Roman general, and his encounters with Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, and others.

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    Jacob Cole
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "A great historical fiction novel! I love this book and wish there were more just as good as this one. Please read and support the author, we need more literature on this level."

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Best What are the best books about Ancient Rome
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Twelve CaesarsBooks 13 Paid
2The First Man in RomeBooks 10 Paid
3Rome's Greatest DefeatBooks 8 Paid
4ImperiumBooks 8 Paid
5CaesarBooks 6 Paid
6The Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireBooks 4 Paid
7Roman BloodBooks 3 Paid
8Roma: A Novel of Ancient RomeBooks 1 Paid
9The Silver PigsBooks 0 Paid
10The Grass CrownBooks 0 Paid
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