A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World's Greatest Empire

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Price
$17.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
243
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780195393750
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About the Author

J. C. McKeown is Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of Ovid's Amores.

Reviews


"This cabinet is as true to the Roman world as the highbrow history it eschews. Whether we use it as a gift to friends or light reading for ourselves, the readers' understanding of the ancients will be enriched by the stories they take away from this treasure chest of curiosities." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review


"Zestful. This book could persuade the most history-hating student to fall in love with ancient Rome. It's a highly entertaining read." --Sunday Times


"Entertaining" --Times Literary Supplement


"To be enjoyed as a lighthearted Romanophile outing." --UNRV.com


"The esteemed classicist J.C. McKeown shows in his Cabinet of Roman Curiosities, the ancients were as passionate, opinionated, and curious as we are today-if not more so. A madcap smorgasbord of the ancient world."--The Daily Beast


"Readers' understanding of the ancients will be enriched by the stories they take away from this treasure chest of curiosities."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review