A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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CSI: Ancient Rome – what can everyday killings tell us about the Empire and its people?

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‘Those left cold by the sober tones of scholarship will find this voice liberating and intoxicating. Its energy is boundless and its range immense.’ Wall Street Journal

In Ancient Rome all the best stories have one thing in common – murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic, Caligula was butchered in the theatre, Claudius was poisoned at dinner.

But what did killing really mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? Emma Southon examines real-life homicides from Roman history to take us inside Ancient Rome’s unique culture of crime and punishment, and show us how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be human.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.55 cm
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Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

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Dewey

937.06 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K