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Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines

More Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Garrett Ryan

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Prometheus
03 November 2023
Did the ancient Greeks and Romans have conspiracy theories? How did they prove their identity? And how much of the modern gold supply comes from the Romans?

In a series of short and humorous essays, Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines features more answers to questions that ancient historian Garrett Ryan is frequently asked in the classroom, in online forums, and on his popular YouTube channel Told in Stone. Unlike most books on the classical world, the focus is not on famous figures or events, but on the fascinating details of daily life.

Learn the answers to:

Did a tsunami inspire the Story of Atlantis?

How did they send long-distance messages?

What if Caesar had survived the Ides of March?

How did the Romans build the aqueducts?

Did they practice Buddhism?

How deadly was the eruption that destroyed Pompeii?

What if the Roman Empire hadn’t been ravaged by the Antonine Plague?

Did they attend concerts?

How did they pay taxes?

Was Caligula actually insane?

Did they have tattoos?

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Imprint:   Prometheus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   336g
ISBN:   9781633888937
ISBN 10:   1633888932
Pages:   252
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Garrett Ryan earned his PhD in Greek and Roman History from the University of Michigan. Besides teaching at several universities and authoring a series of academic works, he has brought ancient history to life for hundreds of thousands of readers through his contributions to online forums. his website toldinstone.com, and his ToldinStone Youtube Channel. He lives in Chicago.

Reviews for Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines: More Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans

"""In a series of questions and lively answers, this book covers a wide range of different themes from the Ancient World. Fascinating and fun, it will delight any enthusiast for the Classical World and History buff."" - Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Caesar, Augustus, and How Rome Fell ""Separating fact from fable and covering both details of daily life and the grand events of history, Ryan offers highly entertaining yet historically accurate insights into the fascinating civilizations of the ancient Greek and Romans. Structured around 40 stimulating questions covering the who, what, where, and how of ancient history, this book serves up a feast of delightful anecdotes and easy-to-digest yet authoritative mini-essays that reveal the secrets of a lost world in which the truth is often more astonishing and captivating than any fiction."" -Prof. Gregory S. Aldrete, author of Daily Life in the Roman City ""In a series of questions and lively answers, this book covers a wide range of different themes from the Ancient World. Fascinating and fun, it will delight any enthusiast for the Classical World and History buff."" -Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Caesar, Augustus, and How Rome Fell ""Separating fact from fable and covering both details of daily life and the grand events of history, Ryan offers highly entertaining yet historically accurate insights into the fascinating civilizations of the ancient Greek and Romans. Structured around 40 stimulating questions covering the who, what, where, and how of ancient history, this book serves up a feast of delightful anecdotes and easy-to-digest yet authoritative mini-essays that reveal the secrets of a lost world in which the truth is often more astonishing and captivating than any fiction."" -Prof. Gregory S. Aldrete, author of Daily Life in the Roman City"


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