Caveat emptor... a bit,
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This review is from: Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium (Hardcover)
This is a very neat and tidy little volume which is a mine of curious and intriguing tidbits from the ancient empire that was Rome. They are in turns fascinating, funny, Flavian and ferocious.
I noticed at least two errors though:
1. Tiberius did not become emperor on his return from his `exile' in Rhodes... by a long chalk.
2. A picture purporting to show a slave being flogged is actually schoolboy discipline Roman-style.
OK, Matyszak, I enjoyed the book so you can have the `flogged slave' but poor old Tiberius has had enough bad press without you putting the caliga in as well.