- YUP notified me that the paperback version of Antony and Cleopatra (this link is to the hardcover edition) will be published on October 25. However, at this point it still seems not to be on the market, so you may want to check back. I reviewed the book in 2010.
- Caesars' Wives by Anneliese Freisenbruch is out in paperback. It is also available as a well put together eBook.
Caesars' Wives discusses Roman empresses from Livia to Galla Placidia and the development of their position over the centuries, with flashbacks to Roman women during the Republic; as well as some of the formers' relatives, such as in the chapter, "Augustus' Women." But this is not all: the book covers in some depth the status of Roman women, legally and societal. Thorough scholarship and a free and easy prose make reading the book a delight!
A full review will be forthcoming.
(The UK title of the book is "The First Ladies of Rome: The Women Behind the Caesars.")
Both books are on our 2012 reading list for the online book chats.