The Romans For Dummies
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The Romans For Dummies

By (author) Guy De La Bedoyere

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"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history." -Tony Robinson star of Blackadder and Time Team. This entertaining and informative guide introduces readers to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, readers will discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilisations and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. Guy de la Bedoyere is a historian, archaeologist, and Roman expert, he is well known for his numerous books and appearances on TV, especially Channel 4's Time Team.

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 186 x 244 x 26mm | 861.84g
  • 28 Feb 2007
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0470030771
  • 9780470030776
  • 258,750

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Guy de la Bedoyere is a freelance writer and broadcaster who took a history and archaeology degree at Durham University, followed by a history degree at the University of London specialising in Roman history, with papers in US history. Next came an MA in Roman Empire archaeology at University College, London. He has written many books on his specialist field of Roman Britain and is well-known for his numerous appearances on television, especially Channel 4's Time Team in Britain. He has also written books on a variety of other historical subjects, including the papers of Samuel Pepys, and is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society. His other interests include playing the piano, travelling in the United States, and studying genealogy. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.

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"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history." --Tony Robinson star of Blackadder and Time Team Explore one of the most exciting eras in ancient history This entertaining and informative guide introduces readers to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, readers will discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilisations and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. Discover: How the Romans came to rule the world The lastinglegacy of Roman society, culture, economics, and industry around the world The good, the bad, and the very bad Roman rulers Roman religion, beliefs, and worship How the Romans enjoyed themselves

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