SPQR: A Roman Miscellany
Anthony Everitt, Roddy Ashworth

SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

Do you know what ingenious use the Romans found for the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invite from the emperor Domitian was such a frightening prospect?

From the truth about Roman toilet paper to the astonishing number of animals killed in the games that marked the opening of the Colosseum in AD 80, and from the choicest Roman fine dining recipes to the empress Livia’s cure for tonsillitis, Anthony Everitt and Roddy Ashworth take you on a guided tour of nearly a thousand years of Roman history.

            SPQR offers an eclectic, entertaining and informative compendium of stories about Rome and its empire.

Book Details:

  • Author: Anthony Everitt, , Roddy Ashworth
  • Published Year: 2014
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Head of Zeus
Anthony Everitt,

Anthony Everitt,

Anthony Everitt was Deputy Secretary-General of the Arts Council of Great Britain from 1985 to 1990 and Secretary-General from 1990 to 1994. Formerly he was Visiting professor of the Visual and Performing Arts at Nottingham Trent University. His fascination with ancient Rome began when he studied classics at school. He is the author of Cicero, a Turbulent Life; Augustus, The Life of Rome’s First Emperor; Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome; The Rise of Rome; The Rise of Athens; Alexander the Great and, with his co-author Roddy Ashworth, SPQR, A Roman Miscellany and Nero, Matricide, Music ...
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Roddy Ashworth

Roddy Ashworth

 Roddy Ashworth is an award-winning investigative journalist. He is a former national news editor and visiting lecturer in media ethics at City University London. He has made a special study of queen Boudica and the revolt she led against the Romans. He co-wrote with Anthony Everitt SPQR, a Roman Miscellany; and Nero, Matricide, Music and Murder in Imperial Rome.
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