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A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. 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 smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinA moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. 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 smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 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 : 9781781855683
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany Reviews

  • Christopher
    2018-11-01 03:18

    SPQR: A Roman Miscellany is great dip into a broad range of Roman topics with a sense of humour running through that you can see reflected in past events and really shows how many things in society have not changed! :D The book has a structure that works very well covering aspects of Roam Society and Wars that keep everything flowing neatly together with rational explanations for events and insights into the characters involved! :D At the same time SPQR: A Roman Miscellany can serve as great introduction to basic Roman history and the events taking place that is accessible and provides interesting insights into event at the time! :D Brilliant and highly recommended! :D

  • Dan Vine
    2018-11-14 02:15

    A very readable and informative overview of Roman history with colourful anecdotes. It is clearly designed to be dipped into but I quickly tired of the references to other sections of the book and decided to start at the beginning and read through. This was altogether more profitable but slightly annoying since most, but not all of the footnotes are those references to other sections.

  • Donald Schopflocher
    2018-10-20 02:31

    Short entertaining tidbits from Roman history and everyday life.

  • Daniel Sandsveden
    2018-11-16 20:23

    Easy to read with some interesting histories. Unfortunately many of the stories felt like common knowledge. May be a better fit for someone rather new to roman history.

  • Miao Du
    2018-10-21 03:15

    The best history book I read so far in 2016