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24 Hours in Ancient Rome
24 Hours in Ancient Rome

24 Hours in Ancient Rome

A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There


272 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Cloth, $16.95 (CA $22.95) (US $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781782438564

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Sep 2018)
Michael O'Mara

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Discover what life in Ancient Rome was really like through 24 different characters, each met in one of the day's 24 hours

Walk a day in a Roman's sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities—one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character—from emperor to slave girl, gladiator to astrologer, medicine woman to water-clock maker—and discover the fascinating details of their daily lives.

Author Biography

Philip Matyszak has written a number of titles on Ancient Rome, including Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day and The Greek and Roman Myths. He currently works at the University of Cambridge, teaching a course on Ancient Rome. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.