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    DescriptionMany ancient writers from Pliny and Plutarch to Xenophon were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes and after-dinner jokes. Here, writer and historian Philip Matyszak brings together his favourite incidents, wisecracks and curious facts from ancient Greece and Rome. The compendium includes humorous quips by the emperor Augustus and wry observations by the philosopher Socrates. There are dozens of lists, including Romans who lived to be 100 and odd deities like Sterculinius, the god of manure spreading. All of the incidents and anecdotes are described in brief, memorable passages, making this book an ideal companion either to dip into or to read from beginning to end.


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    Title
    Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Matyszak
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500051627
    ISBN 10: 0500051623
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DE60 .M375 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    109 illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    28 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London