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Books short enough that it can be read in a day or two.
I found it to be well written and very informative, and I have added Barry Strauss to my short list of authors of historical books whose work I think is first rate.
Throughout the book Strauss's speculations are well and articulately reasoned and clearly labeled.
Amazing research on a distant gladiator of some importance. Though the author also admits that solid information is almost nonexistence. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Onlygameintown
Fascinating! It's really amazing the story that's pulled together from so little information. Almost makes me wish I had lived back then... Almost!Published 13 days ago by Bryan W
A good book to familiarize yourself with the slave revolt of 73 B.C. A lot of research and information, but presented too simplistically.Published 26 days ago by Matthew J. Brennan
Quite dull and brings absolutely nothing new to the table. Much better to go back to the original ancient sources, which are available for free in quite readable translations all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Ok, to be completely honest---I absolutely love this book. I've already read it three times through and I have no doubt I'll keep reading it over again and again, and what's not to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Hosse
This was good, I guess my main issue was with the narrator of the audiobook. He could have put some drama into the story instead of being so monotone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason D. Sands