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"Come si viveva nell'Impero romano? Che tipo di persone avremmo incontrato nelle sue città? Come sono riusciti i romani a creare un Impero così grande, unendo popolazioni e luoghi così diversi? Il libro che avete in mano è, idealmente, la prosecuzione di 'Una giornata nell'antica Roma'. Lì si raccontava la vita quotidiana nella capitale attraverso lo scandire delle ventiqu ...more
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Published November 6th 2010 by Rai Eri (first published November 2010)
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P.E.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you in for an eventful journey throughout the Roman Empire? As you follow a coin circulating from Vindolanda (close by the current Scottish border), to Charax Spasinu (modern-day Irak), you are bound to meet all manner of people and get a little more acquainted with their many trades.

This little guide compares the Roman universe under Trajan with our times and dispels received ideas, making use of archaeological discoveries made in the stopover towns. I recommend it!


Musical Banquet :
Mare no
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WarpDrive
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history_ancient
A brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable and riveting example of well-researched popular history book.
The context is the Roman Empire during the reign of Emperor Trajan.
The Empire is explored in its vastness and in its remarkable geographical, cultural and ethnic variety, with the support of a wealth of interesting details: social relations, the structure of the economy, religion, culture, family, architecture and all many other facets of public and personal life are scrutinized and explained with met
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Rachele
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: saggi, antica-roma
E dopo un anno e un mese son riuscita a finirlo! Premessa: e pensare che l'anno scorso appena comprato lo detti in prestito a mio padre, amante di storia, per farglielo leggere e dopo due giorni mi chiamò per dirmi che l'aveva già finito! Bravo babbo, rendimi fiera 😂 A parte questa breve storiella, Alby non delude mai! Riesce a raccontare come complesse con modernità e ironia!
L'ho sempre detto e lo ripeterò all'infinito : ALBERTO ANGELA PRESIDENTE DELLA REPUBBLICA A VITA SUBITO!! 😎
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Мартин Касабов
Книгата е нещо като документален филм от History channel, смесен с епизод на сериала "Рим".

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Петър Стойков
Роберто Анджела явно няма празно и отново разбива с популярна историческа книга, показваща древния Рим така, както не е успявала никоя друга. Докато в Един ден в Древен Рим ни разведе из улиците само на Вечния град и ни представи ежедневието на неговите жители, сега той ни съпровожда по пътищата и градовете на цялата империя, в периода на най-големия й разцвет.

Истина е, че римляните са се отнасяли много либерално с жителите на включените в рамките на империята територии (след като първоначално
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Arybo ✨
Bellissima idea, spiegazioni alla “Alberto Angela”.
Emiliya Bozhilova
Приключенията на една римска сестерция водят от Лондон до Месопотамия. Има куп интересни факти за римските пътища, силата на легионите, културната експанзия в Северна Африка, откъде и каква храна е идвала в Рим, как са се лекували и на какво са се смели...

Определено силата на автора е европейската част на империята - там дори е излишно подробен понякога. В азиатската препуска и не задълбава. Превъзнасянето на Pax Romana понякога идва в повече.

Приятно и информативно кинематографично четиво.
Barbara Valotto
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sorprendente! Una lettura davvero interessante e curiosa, scritta in modo semplice e scorrevole. Brillante come il piccolo protagonista, che nonostante in 500 pagine non reciti una sola battuta, conosce una molteplicità di persone e visita una quantità di luoghi da far invidia al più moderno dei turisti! Una moneta, un sesterzio per la precisione, immortale grazie ad un destino favorevole che lo fa giungere sino a noi, che dimostra come .....il mondo del duemila è di duemila anni fa!
Lammoth
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Циркус максимус. Арена, побираща 150 000 души, се къса по шевовете. Приглушаващият тътен, идващ от огромната тълпа, отеква на десетки километри, а напрежението и ентусиазмът вибрират във въздуха. Целият Рим е говорил за предстоящото надбягване с коне седмици наред. Коментари, залагания, слухове и новини заливат града.
Досущ като във Формула 1 е имало и отбори, със съответния антураж - техници, коняри, момчета, които с кофи с вода охлаждат нагорещените колела на т.нар. квадриги (колесници с 4 коня
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Vicki Cline
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ancient-history
This book follows the path of a sestertius, a Roman coin, from its creation in Rome until it's buried years later back in Rome. In the meantime it has passed from hand to hand in cities throughout the Roman Empire during the last part of Trajan's reign, around 110 AD. It travels from Rome to the north of Britain, to Paris, the German frontier, Spain, north Africa, Egypt and even India, before returning to Rome. Along the way we learn about life in these various places, about the army, commerce, ...more
Voynovus
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Дори по-интересна от "Един ден в древен Рим".
Ако учебниците по история се доближаваха до нея (а трябва), нямаше да има драми с мотивацията на учениците.
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Dvd (#)
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Un gran bel libro. E un gran bel viaggio nell'Impero Romano ricchissimo di aneddoti, curiosità, osservazioni. Qualità che non mi aspettavo di trovare, ritenendolo un banale pastiche editoriale privo di spessore. Sbagliandomi di grosso.

Va riconosciuta a Alberto Angela, sempre piacevole da seguire nei suoi programmi in TV (una delle poche cose di spessore che i mille canali digitali trasmettono, oltre a Rai5 e Rai Storia), ottima capacità di scittura e una notevole preparazione sull'argomento vast
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Lili Kyurkchiyska
Навремето една колега ме предупреди, че "Imperium" няма да ми допадне колкото "Един ден в Древен Рим". Оказа се права. Намирам, че методът на изучаване чрез разходка не е подходящ за твърде обширни територии. Получава се едно разпиляване на вниманието. А и ми се струва, че е добре авторът да използва повече от една техника на писане. В състояние съм да му простя употребата й в "Трите дни на Помпей", защото там бе съчетана с напрегнатото очакване на трагедията.
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Jaana
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tarinallinen tietopaketti antiikin Rooman valtakunnasta. Viihdytti ja opetti.
Adrian Buck
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
The focus on a coin passing through hands gives a different perspective on the Roman Empire than is usual. This is definitely history, social and economic rather than history, political and military. I don't read much history as popular as this - no notes, no referenences - but this had a strange tone. It reminded me of reading the history articles in The Children's Encyclopedia, determined to make history alive and comprehensible, but for children. Even when the coin passes between a marble me ...more
Iset

Full disclosure: I requested an Advance Uncorrected Proof (ebook format) of this book from the publisher and was approved. The edition I have is an English translation from the original Italian.

Once, as a graduate student assigned to review a book of my own choice, I suggested a certain recently released book about ancient Egypt which the lecturer sniffily dismissed, because it was “popular history” and not strictly speaking an academic text. Popular histories tend to be side-lined or overlooked
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Viviana
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storico
Chi lo apprezza come divulgatore scientifico in tv, dove ha seguito il cammino tracciato dal padre, non potrà che riconfermare la propria stima, persino accrescendola: Alberto Angela rivela doti di narratore fuori dal comune e trascina il lettore in un romanzo che è trattato storico, seducendolo con suggestioni di luci ed ombre, profumi e suoni.
"Impero" percorre il confine che separa la saggistica dalla narrativa in modo piacevolissimo: i protagonisti e le vicende narrate sono nella larghissima
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Maria
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Пътешествието завърши. Оригинален поглед върху историята и начин за поднасянето ѝ. Така борави с описанията, че често имах усещането, че съм там, виждах мраморните колони, мръщех се на миризмите и праха, страхувах се от разбойници... Четях я на глътки, защото не исках да препускам, да изтърва нещо. И вероятно някой ден ще повторя това пътуване :)
Shar
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Un appassionante viaggio nell'impero romano, spiegato in modo chiaro e semplice. Mi ha fatto ricordare come mai mi piaccia così tanto l'archeologia! Consigliato vivamente a tutti. ...more
Adi
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic book, which takes us on an amazing journey in the Roman Empire. The year is 115 AD, and we follow a small roman coin in its odyssey in the vast Roman world. Starting in Rome, where it was made, the coin travels across the Empire, even reaching the frontiers. From the cold British hills in the north to the hot African deserts in the south, and from the blazing Spanish sun in the west to the mythical Alexandria in the east (even passing the borders of the Empire and reaching India), th ...more
Krysztyna
Aug 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I struggled to end this book, but after all it was good. It's fascinating how some things were similar in ancient Rome to these we have now. That's a very worth-reading book.

Męczyłam się z dokończeniem tej książki, ale summa summarum była dobra. Ciekawe, że w starożytnym Rzymie było całkiem dużo rzeczy podobnych do współczesnych czasów. Książka zdecydowanie warta przeczytania.
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Elena
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This very well written story takes its reader on a fantastic trip through Trajan's Roman Empire. ...more
Susanne
2,5 Sterne. Angela verfolgt in "Der faszinierende Alltag im Römischen Reich" den Weg einer Münze von der Prägung in der Hauptstadt Rom über weitere 20 Stationen im gesamten Reich zur Zeit Trajans. Ist die Münze z.B. in Trier/Augusta Treverorum angekommen, schildert uns der Autor, wie und unter welchen Bedingungen Wein hergestellt wurde, und stellt angesichts der Nekropole vor der Stadt Reflexionen über Lebenserwartung und Grabinschriften der Römer an. Die Exkurse nehmen ihren Ausgang grundsätzli ...more
Giulio
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alberto Angela scrive e spiega in un modo semplicissimo e coinvolgente... Per me è stato un libro molto interessante.
Doug Macdougall
An interesting book if you want to learn about the world of the Roman Empire - everything from the trade in amber from the Baltics to Rome, terms used by the Roman military, and how gold was mined in Iberia under Roman rule. The idea of the book, to follow a Roman coin from the time of its minting through transactions that take it on a journey throughout the empire is a good one and is what prompted me to read it. But I think the author missed an opportunity to make it a real story; instead of b ...more
Giuseppe Saracino
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
pensavo di aver beccato un mattone indigesto che avrei fatto fatica a leggere invece mi sbagliavo, il protagonista del libro è una moneta, si avete letto bene una moneta per la precisione un sesterzio, coniato dopo l'elezione dell'imperatore e che viene scambiato tra romani e ci porta a conoscere e saggiare la vita dei nostri antenati.
Ovviamente ti deve piacere il genere, altrimenti di che parliamo... pero grande merito va dato ad Alberto Angela che non ti fa annoiare
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Antonio Fanelli
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lo stile Anglea è impareggiabile: semplice chiaro piacevole appassionante ...
La storia che scorre e ti resta impressa.
UN sacco di nozioni mai sentite prima che cambiano il modo di concepire il passato.
Idees Livres Mandarine
Tout simplement formidable, complet, instructif, drôle !
Pour la première fois j'ai trouvé que l'Empire Romain était vivant ! Je conseille même si ce livre d'histoire est dense et demande un peu de concentration.
Un vrai plaisir ce livre.
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Altea
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: saggistica, storici
Divorato sotto l'ombrellone, nella calura di luglio, Angela mi ha portato in un lungo viaggio nell'Impero di Traiano.
Mai soporifero, aneddoti e curiosità rinvigoriscono l'attenzione.
Angela si conferma un ottimo divulgatore anche sulla carta stampata!
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Cristina
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Semplicemente adorabile.
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