Book Review: The Scent of Hyacinth by Sharrie Siebert Goff

The Scent of Hyacinth is a sequel to the Arms of Quirinus, the first book in a series of historical fiction books about the Kings of Rome. The first book tells the story Romulus, the founder and first King of Rome, and this one tell of his successor, the long-reigning Numa Pompilius. Sherrie Siebert Goff [...]

Book Review: Chronicle of the Roman Republic-The rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

Chronicle of the Roman Republic is a beautiful book, replete with striking illustrations. Despite some defects, I think it’s a must read for anyone who wants an overview of Roman history from the city’s founding until the end of the Republic. The text is largely a Who’s Who of notable Romans, starting with Romulus and [...]

Book Review: The Arms of Quirinus

The Romans left behind written records of their affairs beginning with the founding of the Roman Republic in 509 B.C., but the era of kings is shrouded in myth. In her historical novel, The Arms of Quirinus, Sherrie Siebert Goff has taken these myths and woven an intriguing tale of the founding of Rome. Even [...]