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Posted April 8, 2012
I had to revise my opinion of Mr. Barber's book. 1 star may be more than it deserves. I can not believe that he is taking his work honestly. Everyone knows Caligula was far from all there, the author for some reason keeps calling Claudis an incompetent drooling idiot. Claudius wrote history, designed the harbor at Ostia. I am no historian but I sense this book is less about history than it is about sensational acts. Sorry Mr. Barber your book is a bomb.
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Posted June 24, 2012
Posted August 31, 2014
This book is truly bizarre. Its obsession with hyper-graphic anal sex and orgasms and bloody deaths can only be a mirror into the authors' frayed psyches. They blatantly ignore existing historical texts while creating fantastical or simply wholly untrue accounts of Roman life. Even if one reads this as the fiction that much of it is, its repititious writing style and focus on sex and murder and mayhem scream out for a psychological intervention...but of the authors, not the Romans!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 11, 2012
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