Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day : A Guide to Sightseeing, Shopping and Survival in the City of the Caesars Hardback
Here is an informative and entertaining guide to everything that any tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Rome in AD 200.You need only pack your imagination and a toothbrush - this guide provides the rest, describing all the best places to stay and shop, what to do, and what to avoid.
Brought to life with wonderful computer-generated reconstructions of ancient Rome, this highly original, witty book will appeal to tourists, armchair travellers and history buffs.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, 43 illustrations, 11 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/05/2007
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780500051474
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Review by lweddle
A travel guide that takes you not only through space, but time as well! It's a guide to Rome in the 2nd Century CE and if I could go back... this would be an essential part of my carry-on luggage. This is a great book for people who want to know more about life in ancient Rome, whether they are scholars or just folks inspired by the recent HBO series. It's a fun read and the Useful Latin Phrases in the back of the book are a hoot!
Review by Shimmin
A fine, amusing and educational account of Rome in about 100AD, full of cultural and historical detail. It's a little bit dense at times, but it's not like you're obliged to memorise all the names and cross-references. The main thread of the account (which is pleasantly wry) is peppered with pithy quotes and fragments that illustrate the Roman character, attitudes and concerns of the day.