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From The Reading Table: The Course of Honor

The Course of Honor by Lindsey Davis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having inhaled the Falco and Flavia Albia books, I’ve been looking around to see what else Lindsey Davis has written. Thanks to Falco, I’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for Vespasian, so this book was a natural addition to my reading list.

Good historical novels bring the reader (in my case listener) right into the story and good authors provide enough information to make that other world vibrant and absorbing. Not to mention relatable.

Davis created a love story between two historical people that provides context, background, and plausibility, especially since we know that the two main characters actually did have a long relationship.

Davis provides a colorful backdrop not only of the city of Rome but the Empire and its history as she relates the story between Vespasian and Caenis, two people who are at once difficult and complicated.

All in all, this work has been a treat and a treasure that I’m looking forward to listening to again and again.

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