Empire of Pleasures
Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World
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|Format:||Paperback, 352 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 25 July 2002|
Empire of Pleasures presents an evocative survey of the sensory culture of the Roman Empire, showing how the Romans themselves depicted their food, wine and entertainments in literature and in art. This fascinating journey envelops the reader in a world devoted to the titillation and fulfilment of the senses, allowing them to recapture the Empire as it was sensed and imagined by those who lived in it. It will fascinate and entrance anyone with a love of the classical world
'He [Dalby] has done what he set out to do and done it with wit, panache, a vast range of reference, many shrewd observations and a wealth of wonderful stories.' - Peter Jones, Sunday Telegraph; 'Fascinating... we will never be able to recapture the experience of... any of the pleasures that inspired Horace in his resolution to pluck the day. But thanks to Andrew Dalby, we now have a much better sense of all the manifold luxuries of the Roman world. It is in this that the value of his book truly lies.' - Tom Holland, Literary Review
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.60 kg)|