Fiction set in ancient Rome

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There is a large body of modern fiction set in ancient Rome. The following titles listed include only those that are substantially (more than half) or entirely set in the city of Rome during any period up to the Byzantine empire. It does not include works set partially in Rome, nor does it include all works set in the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire. For works set in the Roman empire but not in the city of Rome, please see Fiction set in the Roman empire for a list of all works set in the ancient Roman world.

Titles include:

Historical novels listed in chronological order[edit]

Rome as a Kingdom[edit]

If you know of works set in the pre-Republican era, please expand this section.

Early Republic (before 264 BC)[edit]

If you know of works set in the Early Republic, please expand this section.

Middle Republic (264 BC - 133 BC)[edit]

If you know of works set in the Middle Republic, please expand this section.

  1. Africanus, el hijo del cónsul
  2. Las legiones malditas
  3. La traición de Roma

Late Republic (after 132 BC)[edit]

Early/High Empire (27 BC to 190 AD)[edit]

The Julio-Claudian Dynasty[edit]

Books about early Christians or the Christ include:

Books about Claudius or set in his reign include:

Books set in Nero's reign include:

The Flavian Dynasty[edit]

  1. Los asesinos del emperador (Domitian death)
  2. Circo Máximo (Trajan's Dacian Wars)

The Nervan-Antonian (Ulpio-Aelia) Dynasty[edit]

Middle Empire (191 AD to -- AD), when Diocletian splits the Empire[edit]

No historical works are known that are set entirely or substantially in the city of Rome.

Late Empire: West (-457 AD)[edit]

Unknown period[edit]

Detective fiction[edit]

Science fiction[edit]

Science fiction/time travel novels[edit]

Alternate history[edit]

The following alternate history novels are set in fictional universes where the Roman Empire never fell, and has endured to the present day:

Comic books[edit]

Movies[edit]

Plays[edit]

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.stevensaylor.com/ Saylor, Steven. "Steven Saylor website". Retrieved May 16, 2007

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