Meditationes - the blog of author Sherry Christie
News, ideas, images, and opinions about Ancient Rome and historical fiction
September 1, 2017
A haunted man with no name is found near a Roman detachment that's been slaughtered by German barbarians -- but whatever he's fleeing is something he won't be able to outrun.
June 7, 2017
A well-reviewed novel spoiled for me by unprofessional mistakes.
June 5, 2017
Roman cuisine arguably had its high point during the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, when wealthy men sought to impress others and expansion of the Empire meant that the world was their oyster. Or sow's udder, if you prefer. King's story profiles the gourmet of all gourmets: Marcus Apicius.
March 15, 2017
Set at the time of a dangerous power struggle in republican Rome, this novel brings back rascally brothel owner Lucius Panderius, who must contend with a mad boar, a vengeful assassin, a poisoned patrician, and more -- just to survive.
February 15, 2017
You can almost smell the smoke in this atmospheric mystery set at the time of London's Great Fire.
December 14, 2016
Will Julius Caesar meet his doom on the fateful Ides? Not if an undercover centurion can help it.
December 7, 2016
ROMA AMOR and I had a wonderful virtual book tour, thanks to more than a dozen welcoming book bloggers.
October 25, 2016
My virtual book tour for ROMA AMOR kicks off with a Halloween special!
August 15, 2016
It was hard to imagine how Ben Kane was going to make this follow-up novel as thrilling as the first in the series, Eagles at War, but he managed it—in spades.
March 20, 2016
Instructed to "give these men immortality," a writer learns not just how a Roman legion fights, but why.
March 17, 2016
Why did some of Rome’s most conservative movers and shakers use assassination twice in 85 years to rid themselves of a ruler?
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