Happy October!! I was recently tagged by Meghan of Whimsically Meghan for the Fall Book Tag. I had just finished reading a historical novel called Pompeii by Robert Harris.
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The background of the novel begins months before Mount Vesuvius erupted. The protagonist, Marcus Attilius Primus, was sent by Rome to help with the care of the region’s large aqueduct, Aqua Augusta. This aqueduct supplied the water to the region and was starting to have some mysterious problems.
Date: October 24, 79 AD
Impact: Buried the Roman settlements of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae
- Inequality: Imagine throwing another living being into a pit of eels, just because you suspected that person of poisoning your prized fish. Without any investigation, and no hesitation, you are the judge, jury and verdict of your household. You owned that person so you can do as you pleased.
- Greed: When the region needed fresh water, selling cheap water and stealing the imperial treasury occurred.
Yay or Nay
If you enjoy reading about the historical facts of Pompeii, you should read it. I enjoyed most of it except the parts about how slaves were treated. It could be a bit emotional there and a trigger…. So a small Yay for me!
You are welcome to join this Book Tag to share what you have been or plan to read too!! Link back to me so I can be inspired too!