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In Bed With The Romans

Author : Paul Chrystal
ISBN : 9781445643526
Genre : History
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An entertaining and intriguing account of sex in Rome and the exploits of some of Rome’s celebrated exponents of sexual permissiveness and perversion
Category: History

Chariot Racing In The Roman Empire

Author : Fik Meijer
ISBN : 0801896975
Genre : History
File Size : 79.71 MB
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From the length of the track and the need to ride small horses, to the risks, techniques, and training methods involved in racing, Meijer recreates ancient Rome’s favorite pastime in impressive detail.
Category: History

Emperors Don T Die In Bed

Author : Fik Meijer
ISBN : 9781134384051
Genre : History
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This fresh and engaging book looks at each of the Roman emperors from Julius Caesar in 44BC to Romulus Augustulus in AD 476, illuminating not only the manner of their deaths but what their final days tell us about their lives. We also hear how the most powerful position in the history of the Western world held a permanent appeal, despite its perils, with eager candidates constantly coming forward to seize the throne. Very few of the Roman emperors died a natural death. The insane Caligula was murdered after leaving the theatre; Caracalla while he was relieving himself. Caesar was stabbed twenty three times and Otho was dragged into the Tiber with a flesh-hook. However great an emperor's power, danger was ever present. Emperors Don't Die in Bed provides a clear history of the imperial succession as well as a compelling depiction of the intrigue and drama of Roman imperial politics.
Category: History

Roman Homosexuality

Author : Craig A. Williams
ISBN : 9780199889198
Genre : History
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Ten years after its original publication, Roman Homosexuality remains the definitive statement of this interesting but often misunderstood aspect of Roman culture. Learned yet accessible, the book has reached both students and general readers with an interest in ancient sexuality. This second edition features a new foreword by Martha Nussbaum, a completely rewritten introduction that takes account of new developments in the field, a rewritten and expanded appendix on ancient images of sexuality, and an updated bibliography.
Category: History

Illustrations Of Roman London

Author : Charles Roach Smith
ISBN : 9781108081764
Genre : History
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This 1859 book describes a collection of finds, emerging from Victorian sewerage excavations, which illustrate life in Roman London.
Category: History