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Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask

Peter Jones



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Atlantic Books
16 December 2019
History; Classical history & classical civilisation; History of ideas
In this compelling tour of the classical world, Peter Jones reveals how it is the power, scope and fascination of their ideas that makes the Ancient Greeks and Romans so important and influential today. For over 2,000 years these ideas have gripped Western imagination and been instrumental in the way we think about the world. Covering everything from philosophy, history and architecture to language and grammar, Jones uncovers their astonishing intellectual, political and literary achievements.

First published twenty years ago, this fully updated and revised edition is a must-read for anyone who wishes to know more about the classics - and where they came from.
By:   Peter Jones
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9781786498953
ISBN 10:   1786498952
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   16 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask

An often amusing, always illuminating, guide which offers an intriguing vantage point at which to examine Roman life. * All About History on Memento Mori * Fascinating... It is learned but an easy read, a rare combination. * Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph on Memento Mori * If this book doesn't encourage a rebirth in interest in the Classics, nothing will. * Contemporary Review * Well-argued and engaging * Mary Beard, TLS *

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