thefutureghost asked: Are there any historical fiction or fictional history novels that take place in Rome that you would recommend?
An author named Steven Saylor has written a large number of books set in ancient Rome, many (most? all?) starring a Roman detective called Gordianus the Finder. They are pretty deece, for, like beach reading or whatev. They’re not Tolstoy or anything.
There are also a number of books by Colleen McCullough (perhaps best known for The Thorn Birds) that are set in ancient Rome that are supposed to be pretty good. I never read them, but my mom liked them? So I guess that’s a recommendation, kind of.
I don’t read a lot of historical fiction.