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A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome by Alberto Angela
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Jun 08, 12

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Wow, this is a wonderful, wonderful book. It takes the form of a tourist walking through Rome in a day and in the process covers all aspects of Roman life. It is a good size and bursting with facts. I do have just a few niggles however. First, an index would have been nice. Second, theatre and the Circus Maximus are not covered, though considering how much is got in this does feel a bit petty. Third, as a Classics nuts, I can see he has spelled several names wrong, Silla for Sulla, Mitridate for Mithridates and, strangest of all, Marcus Aurelius for Mark Antony! Nevertheless, this book is a mine of information and well worth the money!
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