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Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World
     

Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World

by Andrew Dalby
 

Empire of Pleasures presents an evocative survey of the sensory culture of the Roman Empire, showing how the Romans themselves depicted their food, wine and entertainments in literature and in art.
This fascinating journey envelops the reader in a world devoted to the titillation and fulfilment of the senses, allowing them to recapture the Empire as it

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Empire of Pleasures presents an evocative survey of the sensory culture of the Roman Empire, showing how the Romans themselves depicted their food, wine and entertainments in literature and in art.
This fascinating journey envelops the reader in a world devoted to the titillation and fulfilment of the senses, allowing them to recapture the Empire as it was sensed and imagined by those who lived in it. It will fascinate and entrance anyone with a love of the classical world

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'cholarly and entertaining book about food, sex, and the fizz of social life' - Humphrey Carpenter, Sunday Times

'This book is the ideal companion for the armchair tourist.' - Classical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780415186247
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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