Welcome to the greatest city in the world. The majestic, monumental, sometimes decadent imperial city of Rome!
Travel through time to AD 200, and walk Rome’s streets with Thracian boys, Egyptian merchants and German mercenaries. Learn where to buy exotic spices and even more exotic slave girls. Find the best places to stay, what not to eat, and where to sit in the Colosseum.
This imaginative guide to the ancient city has used the writings of those who actually lived there and the latest archaeological evidence to reconstruct Rome at its pinnacle of greatness.
'An excellent introduction to Roman life'
Times Literary Supplement
'The ultimate in-joke book for classicist travellers'
'Brings the ancient city back to life'
Mail on Sunday
'Altogether rather a magical book'