Archives for May 2016

Book Review: Call to Juno by Elizabeth Storr

Call to Juno is a magnificent novel of the war between Rome and it close neighbor, the Etruscan city of Veii which took place between 406 and 396 BC. It is dramatic, impeccably researched and a compelling read. Storr renders the cultural and religious practices of both Romans and Etruscans in stunning detail. The ancients […]

Book Review: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s first daughter is an impressive accomplishment. One may easily perceive the many painstaking hours of dedicated research that went into the creation of this novel, and the effort has paid off handsomely. Thomas Jefferson, like the country he did so much to birth, was a great but flawed being. The major birth defect of […]