Spqr: A Roman Miscellany

Spqr: A Roman Miscellany

by Anthony Everitt


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From the acclaimed author of Augustus, Cicero, and The Rise of Rome, an entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world

SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. 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 smelled so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in this compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. The 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781781859414
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,190,320
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Anthony Everitt is the author of Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor, Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician, and The Rise of Rome.

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