Lives of the Romans

    Lives of the Romans

    Philip Matyszak; Joanne Berry

    Thames & Hudson 2008

    Hardback 305pp Illustrated 256x200mm

    9780500251447   Product Code: 98222

    This survey of 100 historical characters from antiquity sets the generals and rulers known from Roman annals alongside more humble figures, such as the slaves, gladiators, actors and courtesans whose careers are recorded in inscriptions, or a teenage girl whose poetry has survived. Complemented by more than 200 illustrations, their stories give a glimpse of the people behind the rise and fall of Rome and illuminate what it meant to be a Roman citizen.

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