Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World

Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World


By (author) Andrew Dalby


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 239mm x 17mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415280737
  • ISBN 13: 9780415280730
  • Sales rank: 1,351,639

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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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Review quote

'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