Reportage from Ancient Greece and Rome

A fascinating and truly unique survey of two of the world's most significant and influential civilisations spanning some 2000 years from the development of the Greek alphabet to the sack of Rome and a dinner date with Attila the Hun in 450 CE. Some ninety Greeks and Romans have contributed to the book with reports culled from 130 separate works.
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Editor :
Paul Chrystal
Language:
English
Illustration :
B&W
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781557181
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
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Overview
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A fascinating and truly unique survey of two of the world’s most significant and influential civilizations spanning some 2000 years from the development of the Greek alphabet to the sack of Rome and a dinner date with Attila the Hun in 450 CE. Some ninety Greeks and Romans have contributed to the book with reports culled from 130 separate works. In addition to literary sources—history, letters, poetry, drama, science, medicine, philosophy—the book also mines epigraphy, graffiti, archaeology and the visual arts to give as rounded a reportage as possible. ‘Modern’ contributions come from the Bamboo Annals, Shakespeare, Raleigh, Browning, Heine, Houseman, Orwell, the Ventris Papers and from the excavations at Pompeii, Vindolanda and the London Bloomberg site.

About The Author
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Paul Chrystal is the author of some seventy books published over the last decade, including recent publications such as Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic, Roman Military Disasters and Women and War in Ancient Greece and Rome. He is a regular contributor to history magazines, local and national newspapers and has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and on BBC local radio throughout Yorkshire and in Teesside and Manchester. He writes extensively for several Pen & Sword military history series including ‘Cold War 1945–1991’, ‘A History of Terror’ and ‘Military Legacy’ (of British cities).

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