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The reach of Rome : a journey through the lands of the ancient empire, following a coin

Author: Alberto Angela; Gregory Conti
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli ex libris, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through lively and detailed vignettes all based on historical documents and archaeological finds, [this work] travels back in time and shows us a world that was perhaps not very different from our own, and in so doing reinforces its relevance for a new generation of readers."--Front jacket flap.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Angela; Gregory Conti
ISBN: 9780847841288 0847841286
OCLC Number: 856191862
Notes: "First published in Italy as Impero: viaggio nell'impero di Roma seguendo una moneta"--Title page verso.
Map on endpapers.
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (History) 2013
Description: xiii, 411 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Rome : where it all begins --
London : Roman inventions --
Paris : when it was smaller than Pompeii --
Trier : making the nectar of the gods --
Beyond the Rhine : battling the barbarians --
Milan : women's liberation --
Reggio Emilia : humor, seduction and adultery --
Rimini : a delicate operation --
The Tiber : coming onto Rome by water --
Rome : the center of the world --
Circus Maximus : the secrets of Ben Hur --
Ostia : the real tower of Babel --
Sapin : Rome's gold --
Provence : beware of brigands --
Baia : luxury and licentiousness --
The Mediterranean : adventure on the sea --
Africa : an empire without racism --
Egypt : tourists of the classical world --
India : beyond the borders of the Empire --
Mesopotamia : an encounter with Emperor Trajan --
Ephesus : marble for the Empire --
Back to the Eternal City : a journey through time --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Impero.
Rome
Responsibility: Alberto Angela ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.

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