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Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Terry Deary

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire By Terry Deary

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire by Terry Deary


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Summary

From the internationally bestselling author of Horrible Histories, the first volume in a new series for adults.

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Summary

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire: Terrors and Torments, Diseases and Deaths by Terry Deary

DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is the first in a new adult series by Terry Deary, the author of the hugely bestselling Horrible Histories, popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and sharp wit, and among adults for engaging children (and themselves) with history.

The Romans have long been held up as one of the first 'civilised' societies, and yet in fact they were capable of immense cruelty. Not only that, but they made the killing of humans into a sport. The spoiled emperors were the perpetrators (and sometimes the victims) of some imaginative murders. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE will include some of the violent ways to visit the Elysian Fields (i.e. death) including: animal attack in the Coliseum; being thrown from the Tarpeian Rock - 370 deserters in 214 AD alone (or if the emperor didn't like your poetry); by volcanic eruption from Vesuvius; by kicking (Nero's fatal quarrel with the Empress Poppea); from poison mushrooms (Claudius); by great fires; torturous tarring; flogging to death; boiling lead (the invention of 'kind' Emperor Constantine); or being skinned alive by invading barbarians.

DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE looks at the back-story leading up to the victims' deaths, and in doing so gives the general reader a concise history of a frequently misunderstood era.

About Terry Deary

Terry Deary is the author of over 200 books, and was voted OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION AUTHOR OF THE 20TH CENTURY by BOOKS FOR KEEPS magazine.

Additional information

GOR006171249
9781780226354
1780226357
Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire: Terrors and Torments, Diseases and Deaths by Terry Deary
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2014-05-22
272
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