Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day : A Guide to Sightseeing, Shopping and Survival in the City of the Caesars, Hardback

Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day : A Guide to Sightseeing, Shopping and Survival in the City of the Caesars Hardback

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Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 43 illustrations, 11 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780500051474

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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!

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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.

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