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Reportage from Ancient Greece and Rome

Paul Chrystal

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FONTHILL
18 January 2020
Diaries, letters & journals; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Folklore, myths & legends
A fascinating and truly unique survey of two of the world's most significant and influential civilisations spanning some 2000 years from the development of the Greek alphabet to the sack of Rome and a dinner date with Attila the Hun in 450 CE. Some ninety Greeks and Romans have contributed to the book with reports culled from 130 separate works. In addition to literary sources--history, letters, poetry, drama, science, medicine, philosophy--the book also mines epigraphy, graffiti, archaeology and the visual arts to give as rounded a reportage as possible. 'Modern' contributions come from the Bamboo Annals, Shakespeare, Raleigh, Browning, Heine, Houseman, Orwell, the Ventris Papers and from the excavations at Pompeii, Vindolanda and the London Bloomberg site.
Edited by:   Paul Chrystal
Imprint:   FONTHILL
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9781781557181
ISBN 10:   1781557187
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   18 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Chrystal is the author of some seventy books published over the last decade, including publications on Leeds's architecture and history, and on conflict and warfare: Leeds in 50 Buildings (2015), Central Leeds Through Time (2016), Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic (2014), Roman Military Disasters (2015) and Women and War in Ancient Greece and Rome (forthcoming 2017). He is a regular contributor to history magazines, local and national newspapers and has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and on BBC local radio throughout Yorkshire, and in Teesside and Manchester.

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