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I Can’t Believe I Paid Full Price

I never pay full price for books, preferrring to wait until they come out as paperbacks or getting them through Amazon for a huge discount. I just paid full price for this one– Anthony Everitt’s Augustus. It made me do it! I’ve been waiting for this book since reading his Cicero and in the meantime had read another biography of the two-page paragraph type that was interesting but I had to slap myself every 4 minutes to keep myself awake. Plusly, I’ve just come back from Rome. I read about 80 pages of it last night and was rewarded reading about Capri, the emperor’s vacation island, the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome, the Ara Pacis, the Basilica of Julia, Pompeii, Neapolis, Pozzuoli, etc etc etc. It’s mind-blowing that everything is still there though mostly built-over and names tweaked from Latin into Italian. I’m glad I paid full price.

2 Responses to “I Can’t Believe I Paid Full Price”

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    Phyllis:

    It’s a novel but….

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/books/chapters/1022-1st-harr.html?ref=books

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    U2Literary:

    Thanks :)

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