Comments: Book Review: The Last Cato by Matilde Asensi

Sounds quite interesting - I'm putting it on my wish list or reminder list (depending on if there are any copies currently posted) at PaperBackSwap.com! :D

Posted by songstress7 at April 22, 2006 01:05 AM

Unfortunately, it won't be out in paperback for quite a while -- it was just released in English in hardback.

Unless there's a Spanish paperback out there, and you can read Spanish.

Posted by Warren at April 26, 2006 03:26 PM

Great review.

I've just picked up THE LAST CATO and --so far-- it seems it's going to be a good read.

Already I've caught Aseni in an historical error concerning the "chi-rho" monogram. She claims on one page that its wasn't used after the 6th Century, and on the next page she says it declined in use by the end of the 5th Century. She not only contradicts herself but she is wrong on both the dates.
For example, the "chi-rho" is emblazoned on the shields of Justinian's guard-attendants in the mosaics of San Vitale, Ravenna (circa 547 A.D.).
The monogram can also be found in the 8th Century Irish "Book Of Kells."

By the way, when are you going to delete all of the spam posted above?

Posted by Caesar Warrington at June 23, 2006 10:17 AM

What spam?

And I did notice that she got the chi-rho wrong, though I hadn't gone back and determined the actual dates.

Posted by Warren at June 23, 2006 10:38 AM

As soon as I read her comments the shields of and standards of Justinian's guards and Belisarius' troops came to mind.

Are there any other historical/theological mistakes I should be on the lookout for?

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Posted by Farrell at July 25, 2006 10:36 AM

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