Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction April 8-14

Here’s my weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: Aliette de Bodard on embracing mythic traditions from across the world, a medieval Jewish cemetery resurfaces in Rome, Scott Lynch on why pirates come Black, female and middle-aged, speaking of border walls brings Hadrian’s to mind, laugh with Tinney Heath about speaking a foreign language on the language’s home turf

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A piece of alternate Roman history: Guest Post by Alison Morton

Alison Morton guest posts about her novels of alternative Roman history. Ever wonder what alternative history is and is it looney? (no…) Teaser: the women get equal rights. Now that’s remarkably alternative! Alison knows her Romans and her world building, which makes this fiction very engaging.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom June 14-20

Posts I enjoyed this week: Nancy Bilyeau on Tudor Seers, R&J in text speak, Istanbul bookstore with a vision, the archaeology of an amphorae graveyard in Rome, Authors Guild’s guidelines for fair author contracts

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