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Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World: Rome: Everything You Need to Know to Do as the Romans Do

Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World: Rome: Everything You Need to Know to Do as the Romans Do

Hardback Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World

By (author) Ray Laurence

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 192mm x 12mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 29 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715329200
  • ISBN 13: 9780715329207
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 495,108

Product description

Discover what it would be like to travel back in time and explore the ancient world with this new history series, written in the style of contemporary travel guides. This guide is packed with all the maps, illustrations and fascinating insights that a tourist or traveller would expect from a guidebook. Each carefully researched guide paints a vivid picture of the past allowing you to experience ancient wonders when they were new and get to know the people who used them. The first title in this exciting series is a detailed guide to ancient Rome and its environs, listing everything from visiting the public baths to where to eat.

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Author information

Dr Ray Laurence is a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity. He specialises in: the Roman city; human ageing and the life course in the Roman Empire; Roads and the landscape of the Roman Empire; and tourism and the classical tradition.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1 Background; 2 Sightseeing in the city; 3 Rome's environs; 4 Entertainment; 5 Practicalities; 6 References and resources.