Stories in Stone from the Roman Forum (Dodo Press)

Stories in Stone from the Roman Forum (Dodo Press)


By (author) Isabel Lovell


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  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Format: Paperback | 130 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 7mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Gloucester
  • ISBN 10: 1409976246
  • ISBN 13: 9781409976240
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,844,049

Product description

"TO tell "why, " simply and clearly, is the exceedingly ambitious aim of this book. Not "how, " which is the archaeologist's affair, but "why, "-why the Forum of Rome became the centre of the nation's life, why the Romans wore white togas, why the public Treasury was under Saturn's charge, why the basilicas were built why the donkeys were decked with cakes during Vesta's festival, why the temples stood on high foundations, why the magnificent monuments crumbled into ruins, and many other "whys" that travelers wish to know, that historical readers seek, that young students enjoy. The stories are but retold, the facts restated, but no legend is narrated, no statement made, that is unvouched for by a recognized authority. It may be added that the illustrations have been inserted more as aids to the imagination than as material for scientific study. "

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