Lives of the Romans

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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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Lives of the Romans

Lives of the Romans

Hardback305pp Illustrated256x200mm

9780500251447     Product Code: 298222

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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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