What are the best historical gay romances set in ancient Rome?

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    #1The Gladiator's Master

    The Gladiator's Master
    Caelius, a Roman politician, has inherited a stable of gladiators, but there's one who has caught his attention. Gaidres has always been forced into slavery, and plans to kill his new master in order to escape that life. But what he would have never expected is that he doesn't want him to be his slave: he wants him as his lover. 





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    Nicholas Gomez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "very awesome and great"
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    #2The Roman Boy

    The Roman Boy

    The Roman Boy is an erotic historical fiction written by Cally Sharp. It was published March 10, 2013 by Amazon Digital Services LLC. It follows the story of Anselm Kahler.

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    Joan Ortiz
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a very descriptive and interesting gay romance novel. I am not gay but I can't get enough of The Roman Boy and it's steamy sex scenes. "
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    #3Gladiator: Love Before Death

    Gladiator: Love Before Death

    Gladiator: Love Before Death is a romantic historical fiction and short story written by Rosa Steel. It was published April 24, 2012 by Amazon Digital Services LLC.

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    Kyle Ward
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I'm so tired of seeing half naked men on the cover of romance novels, It ruins the entire thing for me. I like the historical fiction aspect of the novel even if it's not a time period i'm interested in."
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    #4Eromenos

    Eromenos

    Eromenos is a romantic historical fiction novel written by Melanie McDonald. It was published March 11, 2011 by Seriously Good Books.

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    Alice Medina
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great book, very poignant and touching. I liked the first person narrative that makes you feel part of the story, like you are there. It was hard to put down so plan on a time when you can finish in one sitting. The characters are well written and portrayed and their relationships from the standpoint of early Greek culture are very intriguing and interesting. Very good book , would read offerings from this author."
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    #5Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)

    Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)
    Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics) is a classical European Literature and historical fiction written by Marguerite Yourcenar and translated by Grace Frick. It was published April 28, 2005 by Farrar.
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    Patrick Brewer
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "My boyfriend is very into history and we are of course gay. This book sparked his interest when I gave it to him on his birthday. He read through it and had a couple of discrepancy's on how things would have really been back then, however it was a good read."
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    #6Lucius and Callistus (Slaves to Love Book 1)

    Lucius and Callistus (Slaves to Love Book 1)

    Lucius and Callistus (Slaves to Love Book 1) is a romantic historical fiction novel written by J.P. Bowie. It was published August 26, 2011 by MLR Press.

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    Jonathan Garrett
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I am picky when it comes to romance novels, but I found the setting and the characters to be compelling. I felt the author's writing style was lacking in places, but that didn't negatively affect my overall experience."
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    #7Warrior Prince

    Warrior Prince

    Warrior Prince is a romantic historical fiction and adult novel written by J.P. Bowie. It was published October 1. 2009 by MLR Press.

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    Virginia Ramos
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "It is safe to say that Lucius and Callistus really come into their own in Warrior Prince. A tale of knowing what you want and going after it even if you know your chances are not good. On the surface, Lucius does not appear to be your typical Roman soldier but when he goes that route to try and find his past love, Callistus, he finds out just what he is capable of."
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    #8Dominus

    Dominus

    Dominus is a romantic historical fiction novel written by G.S. Wiley. It was published July 1, 2010 by Excessica Publishing and sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC.

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    Doris Hansen
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I good read, except it was a bit short! And there could have been more 'tender' moments between the characters. But other than that it was good."
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    #9I Am John I Am Paul

    I Am John I Am Paul

     Am John I Am Paul : A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome is a romantic historical fiction novel written by Mark Tedesco. It was published September 10, 2013 by Lulu.com.

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    Arturo Vargas
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I Am John I Am Paul is the best historical gay romances set in ancient Rome. The men in this book defied the odds back then with their sexuality. I was impressed with their bravery."
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    #10Slaves to Love

    Slaves to Love

    Slaves to Love: Erotic love stories of Ancient Rome is a romantic historical fiction novel written by J.P. Bowle. It was published September 27, 2007 by iUniverse, Inc.

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    Wayne Wood
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is two short stories rather than one longer novel, which put me off a bit. But once I read the first chapter of the first novel, I was pretty swept away in the passion, adventure and drama. I do wish the first had been developed into a full-length novel. I didn't enjoy the second story as much, but it wasn't bad enough to spoil the whole experience."

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Best What are the best historical gay romances set in ancient Rome
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Gladiator's MasterBooks 24 Paid
2The Roman BoyBooks 21 Paid
3Gladiator: Love Before DeathBooks 19 Paid
4EromenosBooks 18 Paid
5Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)Books 16 Paid
6Lucius and Callistus (Slaves to Love Book 1)Books 15 Paid
7Warrior PrinceBooks 7 Paid
8DominusBooks 4 Paid
9I Am John I Am PaulBooks 3 Paid
10Slaves to LoveBooks 1 Paid
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