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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Livy: History of Rome, Vol. I, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical Library: Latin Authors, Vol. 114)

Livy: History of Rome, Vol. I, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical Library: Latin Authors, Vol. 114) - Livy Epic like any good foundation story and Rome's foundation is no exception. I knew the facts of the legendary tale : Aeneas, Remus, Romulus but I had little knowledge about the whole Royal period. I knew some of the names, some of the legends (I'm thinking of the Horace and Curates here of which Corneille wrote a pretty good play that I intend to reread soon). The translation is good, the style flows nicely and the narration is not dragging the reader down. This was written thousand of years ago and it's still interesting, fresh and compelling.