24 HOURS IN ANCIENT ROME
A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There
In every hour, a different person is introduced-citizens of all ages and strata of society, from emperor to slave girl, gladiator to astrologer, medicine woman to water-clock maker, baker to priestess. While the characters are mostly fictional, their lives are not, and when considered together they offer a multilayered picture of the social fabric of the city. Sources include contributions from archaeologists, sociologists, epigraphists and a host of other disciplines along with actual anecdotes, jokes, speeches, and correspondence of the people who lived there. Note: some mature content.
Michael O'Mara Books
9 and up