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A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Murder in Ancient Rome
Product Number: D6838
Released: 01 Aug, 2021
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ISBN: #9781004046034
Narrator(s): Sophie Ward
Publisher: W F Howes
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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 and Galba was beheaded in the forum. In one fifty-year period, twenty-six emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? Emma Southon examines real-life homicides from Roman history to explore how perpetrator, victim and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside Ancient Rome s unique culture of crime and punishment, we see how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be human. Praise for the author: “Her lively and intermittently potty-mouthed biography of Nero s remarkable mother contains fascinating vignettes of Roman life (what to expect on your wedding day) and explores why Roman authors wrote about women in the way that they did.” NEW STATESMAN

Author(s): Emma Southon
Genre: History, Crime
Original Publish Date: 01 Aug, 2021

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Author(s): Emma Southon
Narrator(s): Sophie Ward
Genre: History, Crime
Product Number CX6908
Released: 01 Aug, 2021
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004046027
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Author(s): Emma Southon
Narrator(s): Sophie Ward
Genre: History, Crime
Product Number MPCD5607
Released: 01 Aug, 2021
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004046041

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