Book Review: Marching With Caesar-Civil War

In the first novel of R.W. Peake’s Marching With Caesar series readers were treated to a detailed account of what life was like as a Roman legionary involved in foreign conquests. Peake’s latest historical novel, Marching with Caesar-Civil War is in some ways even more fascinating than the first because the central character, Titus Pullus [...]

Notable Women of the Roman Republic: Hortensia

Hortensia was the daughter of Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, 114 BC to 56 BC. Hortensius was regarded by many as the best legal advocate and orator of his day, rivaled only by the great Marcus Tullius Cicero. Hortensia, growing up in her father’s household was well educated and had studied Greek and Roman  history, philosophy and [...]