My two careers have been in military intelligence and priest-theologian. I don’t often get to combine them, but in this blog post I’m glad to say that I finally have. I’ve been reading Rose Mary Sheldon on Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome: Trust in the Gods, But Verify
Wow! This was very interesting and instructive. Makes me want to read the book to learn more. Thank you, Dr. Bird!
For an accurate but fictional view of Rome in the Vespasian era, I love Lindsey Davis' Falco novels.