I've read the thread about books for Roman Britain, but what I'm interested in is reading books that will help me get a better knowledge and feel for Rome in... Roman times
I have a sketchy memory of my history classes, and I guess the most recent knowledge I have of these times is the ROME Hbo series.
I would like to ask Oscar Rios, and all others, what books seem the most able to give one a good feel for the period, for moral values, rules of conduct, social classes etc...
I enjoy audiobooks, which I listen to in the car, and was wondering what the abridged version of "Rubicon" was worth. Thanks for your help
Any NEGATIVE tips, too, will be useful.
If there are glaring idiocies or errors in popular works like the Spartacus series, or Gladiator, or whatever, heraing about them will cleanse my mind ( quite a feat, granted...)