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The Resource A day in the life of ancient Rome, Alberto Angela ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti ; [illustrated by Luca Tarlazzi]

A day in the life of ancient Rome, Alberto Angela ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti ; [illustrated by Luca Tarlazzi]

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A day in the life of ancient Rome
Title
A day in the life of ancient Rome
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Angela ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti ; [illustrated by Luca Tarlazzi]
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Language
eng
Summary
The wondrous extravagance of banquets where flamingos are roasted whole and wine flows like rivers. The roar of frenzied spectators inside the Colosseum during a battle between gladiators. A crowd of onlookers gathered at a slave auction. The silent baths and the boisterous taverns ... Many books have dealt with the history of ancient Rome, but none has been able to so engage its readers in the daily life of the Imperial capital. This extraordinary armchair tour, guided by Alberto Angela with the charm of a born storyteller, lasts twenty-four hours, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 CE, with Imperial Rome at the height of its power. The reader wakes in a rich patrician home and discovers frescoes, opulent furnishings and richly appointed boudoirs. Strolling though the splendors of the Roman Forum, one overhears both erudite opinions from learned orators and local ribaldry floating out from the public latrines. One meets the intense gazes of Roman matriarchs
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937.07
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illustrations
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Label
A day in the life of ancient Rome, Alberto Angela ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti ; [illustrated by Luca Tarlazzi]
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [382]-384)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The world back then -- A few hours before dawn -- Curiosity: Rome in numbers, the Eternal City -- 6:00 a.m.: The domus: home for the wealthy -- 6:15 a.m.: Interior decoration, a peculiar Roman taste -- 6:30 a.m.: The master awakes -- 7:00 a.m.: Roman dress -- 7:10 a.m.: Feminine fashion -- 7:15 a.m.: The well-groomed Roman man
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781933372716
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(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781933372716
Label
A day in the life of ancient Rome, Alberto Angela ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti ; [illustrated by Luca Tarlazzi]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [382]-384)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The world back then -- A few hours before dawn -- Curiosity: Rome in numbers, the Eternal City -- 6:00 a.m.: The domus: home for the wealthy -- 6:15 a.m.: Interior decoration, a peculiar Roman taste -- 6:30 a.m.: The master awakes -- 7:00 a.m.: Roman dress -- 7:10 a.m.: Feminine fashion -- 7:15 a.m.: The well-groomed Roman man
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781933372716
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781933372716

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