Historical Background Articles for my Novels

At the back of each of my novels, I discuss in a two to three page article some facet of history that is particularly important in the story. For some, there will also be much longer articles here dealing with many facets of the topic.

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From the novel: Conflict between Jews and Gentiles in Judean Galilee

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From the novel: Roman provincial government in AD 114: how to deal with Christians
Full article: Crime and Punishment

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From the novel: Paterfamilias: the absolute power of the Roman patriarch
Full article coming soon.

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From the novel: The daily life of gladiators: celebrities yet social outcasts in the Roman world
Full article: Slavery in the Early Roman Empire

Fact and Fiction by Carol Ashby