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508 pages, Hardcover
First published November 1, 2010
p. ix: “A journey where you will breathe the atmosphere of exotic places, the smells of the alleyways in Alexandria, Egypt, the fragrances used by noblewomen strolling on the streets of Milan; where you will hear the sound of hammers and chisels at work in a stonecutter’s shop in Athens; and where you will see the painted shields of legionnaires on the march in Germany and the painted bodies of the barbarians on the empire’s northern border in Scotland.”