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SPQR
Author: Anthony Everitt

ISBN: 9781781859414
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8
Description:
SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. 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 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.

About the Author

Anthony Everitt is visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian and The Triumph Of Rome.

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