[–] The_Crawling_Chaos 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Check out Hyperion and Ilium by Dan Simmons. They are science fiction, but heavily influenced by classical literature.

[–] DukeofAnarchy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Old stuff:

Herodotus of Halicarnassus' Histories (really an interweaving of history and legend.)

Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

David Hume's History of England (which was criticized - by 18th Century Whigs - for its reactionary right-wing bias.)

Less old:

Murray Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty (a history of America up to the Revolution.)

Paul Johnson's Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Eighties (do not recommend the revised edition from the Twenties to the Nineties - his take on the more recent period is caved-in-head tier. He also wrote a History of the Jews which I haven't read.)

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I mostly read sci fi, Ringworld by Larry Niven is a good read.

[–] The_Crawling_Chaos 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

yeah ringworld is really good.

[–] con77 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Any James Michener. Most Jeffrey Archer. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.

[–] Nullermand 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Check out the book Silk Roads by Reter Frankopan. Is a narrated historical approach to the silk roads, from 500Bc or so to modern times. The book is full of refences, tales and information on european, asian and arabit history. I really enjoy that book.

[–] thatsocrates 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Herodotus' Histories.

[–] 24601_JeanValJean 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Look into any and all Will Durant.

[–] Millihex 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you're into African military history, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters is a very good read and a great primer for the insanity of inter-African warfare.

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