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It’s been quite a while since I posted anything. Sorry about that, but, if I don’t find myself interesting, why should I think anyone else does?

Anyway, it’s time for an update on the “no new book purchases until I’ve read ten that I have” pledge I made to control my biblioholism.  I’ve just finished the fourth, Goldsworthy’s Roman Warfare. It’s a good survey of the development of Rome’s army (the navy was, except for the First Punic War and the war with the pirates, negligible) from the city’s foundation through the 6th century. A short work at just a couple of hundred pages, it’s necessarily shallow, but Dr. Goldsworthy does a good job of presenting his main themes. I recommend for anyone interested in Roman History.

Oh, book number three was Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, also highly recommended to the astute reader.

Next up … I don’t know really. We’ll see what catches my eye on the shelf.

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