Adult Book Lists: The Roman Empire in Fiction

[Printable book list]

Gillian Bradshaw / FIC BRADSHAW
Island of Ghosts

Lindsey Davis / MYS DAVIS
Marcus Didius Falco series
The Silver Pigs
Shadows in Bronze
Venus in Copper
The Iron Hand of Mars
Last Act in Palmyra
A Dying Light in Corduba
Three Hands in the Fountain
Two for the Lions
One Virgin Too Many
Ode to a Banker
A Body in the Bathhouse
The Jupiter Myth
The Accusers
Scandal Takes a Holiday
See Delphi and Die
Saturnalia
Alexandria
Nemesis

FIC DAVIS
The Course of Honour
Master & God: A Novel of the Roman Empire

Ruth Downie / MYS DOWNIE
Gaius Petreius Ruso series
Medicus
Terra Incognita
Persona Non Grata
Caveat Emptor
Semper Fidelis

David J. L. Gibbins / FIC GIBBINS
Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

Robert Graves / FIC GRAVES
Claudius series
I, Claudius
Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina: The Troublesome Reign of Tiberius Claudius Caesar, Emperor of the Romans

Robert Harris / FIC HARRIS
Cicero series
Imperium
Conspirata

Pompeii

Conn Iggulden / FIC IGGULDEN
Emperor series
Emperor: The Gates of Rome
Emperor: The Death of Kings
Emperor: The Field of Swords
Emperor: The Gods of War
The Blood of Gods

Ben Kane / FIC KANE
Spartacus series
Spartacus: The Gladiator
Spartacus: Rebellion

Forgotten Legion Chronicles
The Forgotten Legion
The Silver Eagle

Colleen McCullough / FIC MCCULLOU
Masters of Rome series
The First Man in Rome
The Grass Crown
Fortune's Favorites
Caesar's Women
Caesar: Let the Dice Fly
The October Horse
Antony and Cleopatra (also in large print)

Kate Quinn / FIC QUINN
Rome series
Mistress of Rome
Daughters of Rome
Empress of the Seven Hills

Anthony Riches / FIC RICHES
Empire series
Wounds of Honour
Arrows of Fury
Fortress of Spears

Francine Rivers / FIC RIVERS
Mark of the Lion series
A Voice in the Wind
An Echo in the Darkness
As Sure as the Dawn

Steven Saylor / MYS SAYLOR
Roma Sub Rosa series
Roman Blood
Arms of Nemesis
Catalina's Riddle
Murder on the Appian Way
The House of the Vestals: The Investigations of Gordianus the Finder
Rubicon
Last Seen in Massilia
A Mist of Prophecies
The Judgment of Caesar
A Gladiator Dies Only Once
The Triumph of Caesar

Ancient World series
The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World

FIC SAYLOR
Rome series
Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome
Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome

Kelli Stanley / MYS STANLEY
Roman Noir series
Nox Dormienda (A Long Night for Sleeping): An Arcturus Mystery
The Curse-Maker

Gore Vidal / FIC VIDAL
Julian

Paul Waters / FIC WATERS
The Republic of Vengeance

Thornton Wilder / FIC WILDER
The Ides of March

Marguerite Yourcenar / FIC YOURCENA
Memoirs of Hadrian

Nonfiction

Bray Poor / DVD 937 WHEN
When Rome Ruled

Stephen Dando-Collins / 937.05092 DANDOCOL
The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome

Greg Woolf / 937.06 WOOLF
Rome: An Empire's Story

Matthew Dennison / 937.070922 DENNISON
The Twelve Caesars: The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome

Anthony Everitt / 937.63 EVERITT
The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire

Robert Hughes / 945.632 HUGHES
Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History