Walk a day in a Roman's sandals.
What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities - one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to 24 characters who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character - from a senator to a slave girl, a gladiator to an astrologer, watchmen to washerwomen - and discover the fasc..
Romans, your Emperor needs you! Are you ready to become a Roman legionary?The year is 100 CE and Rome stands supreme from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the highlands of Caledonia. Far from the glittering centre of imperial power, the humble legionary holds back barbarian hordes and conquers new frontiers. On his armoured shoulders rests the might of Rome.Combining the latest discoveries with contemporary accounts, this book paints a vivid picture of life in the Roman legions.Table of Conten..
No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to a quarter of the world’s population and 3 million km2 of land, it represented a diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of a Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he’s known for, Philip Matyszak traces the history of the Roman Empire from the fall of the Assyrians and the rise of the Roman Republic through to the ages of expans..