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Living and Dying in the Wealth, Smoke and Din of Ancient Rome

Guy de la Bédoyère



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09 April 2024
A Time Travellers Guide to Ancient Rome - by one of the best historians of the ancient world
Living in ancient Rome was superbly and vividly recorded by Rome's historians, philosophers, and poets who were acutely aware of the seething and voluptuous nature of a city that ruled the known world. Through the words of Tacitus, Seneca, Martial, and a host of others including ordinary Romans, Guy de la Bedoyere takes the reader into a world of violent politics, civil disorder, unspeakably brutal entertainments, extravagance, decadence, eroticism, exotica, and staggering inequality, participated in daily by the Roman people from the hyper-rich elite to the lowliest slaves. Populus places those who experienced Rome in person at the forefront of their story, from the rabble-rousing senator Clodius Pulcher to Pliny the Elder and Hortensia who defended the rights of women in court to the ex-slave and celebrity baker Eurysaces.

Imprint:   Abacus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781408715598
ISBN 10:   1408715597
Pages:   480
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Guy de la Bedoyere has written extensively on the ancient world over the last thirty years, most recently Gladius: Living, Fighting and Dying in the Roman Army (which was described by the Sunday Times as 'highly enjoyable') and Pharaohs of the Sun: How Egypt's Despots and Dreamers drove the Rise and Fall of Tutankhamun's Dynasty. He was part of Channel 4's archaeology series Time Team for fifteen years. He has degrees from Durham, London and University College, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Reviews for Populus: Living and Dying in the Wealth, Smoke and Din of Ancient Rome

A superb combination of wit, first-rate research and panache. Highly recommended! * Tony Robinson *

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