Any Roman or classics scholars here?
I need books about the Roman Kingdom and the Roman Republic. (Basically the periods before the Emperors.)
Couldn't find anything in the bookshop today (all of their Roman stuff was about the Roman Empire/Emperors or Britain under the Romans).
I have read Tacitus (Annals, Histories) and Seutonius (Twelve Caesars) and done the whole Robert Graves/Claudius thing.
I am going to get Penguin Classics copies of Livy (Early History of Rome Books I - V and carry on if I can get on with him) but I really want something to go with it from a more modern historians.
All I have found so far (scimming through Amazon) is Michael Grant's History of Rome. It covers the periods I want to know more about but I am sure there must be more.
Basically, the 650 - 700 years from the foundation of Rome until Julius Caesar is a complete void for me.
So anyone out there who has book recommendations, please post. (I know we have science and law graduates on the forum. Is there a chance we have any Roman history/Classics graduates too?)