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By titleAncients In Their Own Words: Romans

Ancients In Their Own Words: Romans

The civilization of Ancient Rome lasted almost a thousand years, extending at its peak from Britain in the north to Syria and Egypt in the Middle East. Brings to life the world of ancient Rome with inscriptions from the early days of the Republic through the last days of a crumbling empire. Includes written records carved into stone tablets, funeral stelae, bronze plaques, walls, and amphitheater steps from places as far apart as Pompeii (Italy), Cádiz (Spain), Arycanda (Turkey), and Palmyra (Syria). Features the words and deeds of politicians, soldiers, priests, gladiators, and waitresses on subjects as diverse as grief, religious practice, political beliefs, military victories, building projects, public service, and restaurant food.

Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 73⁄4”)
Extent: 64pp
Illustrations: 50 col & b/w photos
Text: 10,000 words

Author details:

Michael Kerrigan is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, and Who Lies Where: A Guide to Famous Graves in Greece and the Mediterranean (part of the BBC Ancient Civilizations series). He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.