Roman Republic

Another medical journey to ancient Rome and Roman medicine with medical historian Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015

This is the third volume of the monumental A History of Medicine series by the medical historian and classical scholar Plinio Prioreschi M.D., PhD.[1] A limited number of these books were published, and the reader would be fortunate to find copies of the tomes for less than $350 U.S. dollars. We have already reviewed Volume I: Primitive and Ancient Medicine (2nd edition, 1995) and Volume II: Greek Medicine (2nd edition, 1996).[2,3] We found both of these tomes to be excellent journeys to the history of medicine (and indirectly medical ethics).

Antony and Cleopatra — The Battle of Actium and the End of Hellenistic Egypt!

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Book Review
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Antony and Cleopatra is the seventh and final book in the Masters of Rome series of historic novels by Australian author Colleen McCullough. This tome covers the years 41-27 B.C. of the late Roman Republic. At 567 pages, it is shorter than the previous books in the series.

The October Horse — Civil War in Ancient Rome and the Death Knell of the Republic!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The October Horse (2002) is the sixth tome in the Masters of Rome series of historic novels by Australian author Colleen McCullough. It spans the turbulent years of Roman history from 48 B.C. to 41 B.C.

Caesar — The Conquest of Gaul, Civil War, and Death of Pompey the Great

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Book Review
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Caesar — Let the Dice Fly (1997) is the fifth installment of the Masters of Rome historical novel series by author Colleen McCullough. This tome encompasses the period from 54 B.C., when Julius Caesar invaded Gaul and Britannia, and ends with the heinous and treacherous assassination of Pompey the Great in Egypt in 48 B.C.

Caesar's Women — McCullough's Idolatry and Politics in Ancient Rome

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Book Review
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Caesar's Women (1997) is the fourth installment of the Masters of Rome historical book series by novelist Colleen McCullough. The complete series spans the period from 110 B.C. to 27 B.C. This tome covers the eight years of the Late Roman Republic from 67 B.C.

Fortune's Favorites in Ancient Rome — Sulla, Pompey, Crassus and Caesar

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Book Review
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Monday, July 8, 2013

Fortune's Favorites is the third installment of the fascinating Masters of Rome series of historical novels by famed Australian novelist Colleen McCullough. The 878-page book opens in 83 B.C., as the triumphant general, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, returns from the East after his successful campaign against King Mithridates VI of Pontus. The book ends with events taking place at approximately 69 B.C.

The Grass Crown — Ancient Rome: Marius vs Sulla and the Marsian Wars!

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Book Review
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

The magnificent "Masters of Rome" series of historic fiction by novelist Colleen McCullough continues down the annals of the Roman Republic with the notable careers of Gaius Marius, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Aemeilius Scaurus, Metellus Numidicus, Metellus Pius, and Marcus Livius Drusus. This second tome at 894 pages also contains magnificent maps, improved glossary, and sketch portraits of many of the main characters.

The First Man in Rome — The Apotheosis of Gaius Marius!

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Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

This is a wonderful introduction to the "Masters of Rome" series of historic novels by famed author Colleen McCullough. The first tome in this series, The First Man in Rome, at 896 pages, including magnificent maps, glossary, even sketch portraits of many of the main characters, is incredibly well-researched. Crisp writing, eloquent prose, exhilarating reading, spellbinding plots and intrigue — are all parts and parcel of this literary, unfolding, historic drama.

A civic duty and a historic parallel

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Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macon Telegraph journalist Charles Richardson, former Mercer University President, Dr. Kirby Godsey, and Mercer Law Professor David Oedel have all brought interesting points to the discussion of the problem of education and ethics. I believe this is a problem -- not just affecting Georgia and Bibb County -- but also the nation. And, in contemporary society, it goes deeper than educational methodology and throwing money at the problem.

Vandals at the Gates of Medicine---Have They Been Repulsed or Are They Over the Top?

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Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 1997
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301997001134

As we ponder the destructive changes unfolding today in health care and medical practice, we find ourselves questioning whether the government push and attempted takeover of the health care industry was truly repulsed by the American people following the consummation of the great health care debate of 1993 and 1994.