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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany
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Anthony Everitt
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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

Anthony Everitt


Head of Zeus

European history;
Classical history & classical civilisation;
Social & cultural history


288 pages

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A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 500-odd entries range across every area of Roman life and society, from the Empress Livia's cure for tonsillitis to the most reliable Roman methods of contraception.

By:   Anthony Everitt
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781781855690
ISBN 10:   1781855692
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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Anthony Everitt is a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of CICERO, AUGUSTUS, and HADRIAN AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROME.

'For those inclined to ask what the Romans ever did for us, this is the perfect response. Broken down into themes it gives a pithy and concise look at aspects of Roman life ... a great read, and a single-volume primer for Roman history and culture' The Good Book Guide.

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