ROMAN HISTORY…THE ANCIENT VARIETY

I’ve begun reading Mary Beard’s terrific book on Roman History.  If you know anything about her (perhaps via BBC specials) you know this Cambridge professor is as feisty as she is brilliant.  Her writing is magnificent.  She knows how to tell the stories of ancient Rome in a way that are accessible and entertaining.

Did you know that ancient Rome had one million inhabitants and that no city would have that many people until the nineteenth century?

 

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