Originally Posted by ludo
I liked the Roma Sub Rosa series by Steven Sailor, nice mysteries with good characterization and they make ancient Rome come alive. Also mysteries set in Rome, but more humorous and less realistic are Lindsey Davies' novels in the Falco series.
Definately Steven Saylor. I have all his books & have read them in order three or four times. I (and 30 gazillion other readers) got an e-mail from him a month or so ago letting us know he's finished his latest.
Unfortunately there's only 2 or 3 of his books available electronically. I asked if he had plans on releasing more and he replied that he'd look into it. Since he was in the middle of a new book he had other things on his mind, so I didn't bother him any further.