steven saylor’s roma sub rosa series is also Good but there are like 12 so i’m only going to link the first, roman blood (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1849016054/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_AxUQyb296B08R), which is abt the pro roscio trial. the books favour the populares more than the boni/optimates which is Interesting after reading the robert harris books, also they’re full of long historical interludes which give everything more Context. the third book, catilina’s riddle is GOOD especially if you read it after lustrum bcs it’s just SO DIFFERENT to usual interpretations of the catilinarian conspiracy……..it also has weird naked moonbathing???? this series is the Gayest of all the rome books i’ve read AND oh man it has a great caelius AND book four is amazing
@pythionice recommend benita kane jaro’s the key (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0865165343/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KEUQybTGWH6HP) which is abt catullus, narrated by caelius. idk how historically accurate it is but it has such an Aesthetic…..such nice translations of the poems……Is Caelius In Love With Catullus???? a good book. it also has two sequels, one abt cicero and the other abt caesar, but i haven’t read them (yet). they look good though!!! would recommend.
i’m Currently read the masters of rome series by colleen mccullough and it is the Most well researched, detailed historical fiction i have Ever Read but it’s also So Long….. the first man in rome (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0099462486/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_EJUQybA6JHTYS) is the first one but there are seven in total and they cover 111BC to 27BC in Huge amounts of detail. they start a lot earlier than other fiction set during the republic so you get gaius marius and sulla and the social war! which is interesting. i mean later on they don’t really look favourably on Anyone except caesar but……..they’re still Very good
my primary nonfiction book on the republic is from the gracchi to nero: a history of rome from 133 BC to 68 AD (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0415025273/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qNUQybKSW5EJ1) which is fuckening Huge but good it has a timeline and a glossary and a list of consuls and can also be used to keep doors open. if you want Details then read this. also tiberius gracchus is there
tagged by @saisai-chan to put my phone on shuffle and post the first 10 songs that it plays
forest lullaby // nox arcana under the boughs // run boy run halls of science 4 // portal 2 soundtrack arms outstretched // the adventure zone ost (also: [EMOTIONAL NOISES……]) hope eyrie // julia ecklar the poetry of reality // the symphony of science damn these vampires // the mountain goats the way life’s meant to be // electric light orchestra welcome to the breakdown // i fight dragons zero gravity trash ball // the adventure zone ost