Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day

Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day

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by Philip Matyszak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500287600

ISBN-13: 9780500287606

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

"History buffs (or, indeed, anyone with a vivid imagination) will enjoy this witty and erudite—and most unusual—travel guide."—Chicago Tribune
This entertaining guide provides all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Rome in AD 200. You just have to pack your imagination and a toothbrush! Here is advice on

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"History buffs (or, indeed, anyone with a vivid imagination) will enjoy this witty and erudite—and most unusual—travel guide."—Chicago Tribune
This entertaining guide provides all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Rome in AD 200. You just have to pack your imagination and a toothbrush! Here is advice on arranging the sea journey to Italy, how to negotiate the road to Rome, and what to see on each of the city's famous seven hills. You'll learn what to take to a fancy dinner party (dining robe, your own napkin, and indoor shoes) and where to find the best markets and public baths.
A series of walks takes in all the sights of the eternal city, from the opulence of the imperial palace on the Palatine hill through the bustle of the Forum to the grandeur of the Pantheon and the Temple of Jupiter. The largest and most populous city in the ancient world has over one hundred spectacles to offer, including chariot races and events at the Colosseum where gladiators fight to the death. Philip Matyszak's ingenious book will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what it would have been like to visit the greatest city of ancient times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500287606
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Series:
Traveling On 5 Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
757,427
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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LinkToThePast More than 1 year ago
Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day is basically, as suggested by the title, a tourguide for the average ancient person traveling through Rome. Throughout each section, (sections which include where the best bathhouses are, local temples, and what kind of food to expect among many others)varoius detailed pictures are interspersed, along with a nice batch of colored pictures in the center. A map is also included to help you find your way around Rome. Matsyszak knows his Roman history, and his humerous interjections are well thought out. Overall, this is a great book for the Roman history buff, even for readers/scholars who know quite a bit about Rome. This book would also be a great addition to any classroom, as it does make history fun for those who don't ordinarily find it so.
APB More than 1 year ago
Written as a tourist guide to Ancient Rome, this book is accurate, enlightening and so much easier to read than a historical text about the Roman Empire. It is a fun resource for students and teachers who are looking for a stimulating way to learn History, as well to people who travel to Italy interested in the Archaeology, religion, traditions and daily way of life two thousand years ago.