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SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

SPQR: A Roman Miscellany by Anthony Everitt
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SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus.

A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world.

Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd?

The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 500-odd entries range across every area of Roman life and society, from the Empress Livia's cure for tonsillitis to the most reliable Roman methods of contraception.

Head of Zeus; September 2014
288 pages; ISBN 9781781855683
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Title: SPQR: A Roman Miscellany
Author: Anthony Everitt
 
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