Peter Jones was educated at Cambridge University and taught Classics at Cambridge and at Newcastle University, before retiring in 1997. He has written a regular column, 'Ancient & Modern', in the Spectator for many years and is the author of various books on the Classics, including the bestselling Learn Latin and Learn Ancient Greek, as well as Reading Virgil's Aeneid I and II, Vote for Caesar, Veni, Vidi, Vici, Eureka! and Quid Pro Quo.
An enjoyable, engaging and educational book that makes ancient attitudes on mortality accessible to us all. * Lucia Marchini, Minerva * An often amusing, always illuminating, guide which offers an intriguing vantage point at which to examine Roman life. * All About History * Fascinating... It is learned but an easy read, a rare combination. -- Christopher Howse * Daily Telegraph *