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The Roman Mysteries Treasury Hardcover – 18 Oct 2007
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The world of the bestselling books and highly-acclaimed TV series brought to life in full colour.
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Here is the ultimate treasure trove for devotees of the Roman Mysteries - for fans of Caroline Lawrence's bestselling books, the highly-acclaimed CBBC TV series, or both!
Flavia Gemina has decided to write a book and has enlisted the help of her friends and family. So join Flavia, Jonathan, Lupus, Nubia and other favourite characters on a behind-the-scenes journey into Roman life during the reign of Emperor Titus.
Find out about sport and leisure, food and drink, fashion and beauty, slaves and freeborns, death and burial, architecture and politics. Read about the eruption of Vesuvius and discover quirky facts about Roman emperors. Plus find out how Caroline Lawrence conducts her rigorous research for each book.
With brand-new maps, insightful, lively text by Caroline Lawrence and stunning full-colour photographs from the TV series, this is a book to return to time and again.
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Flavia - festivals and holidays , myths and legends
Captain Geminus - transport and ,trade patrons and clients
Uncle Gaius - f arming and agri culture
Jonathan - sport and entertainment , religon
Doctor Mordecai - medicine death and burial
Miriam - love and marriage
Pulchra - fashion and beauty, Roman society
Nubia - freeborn and slave
Pliny the younger - the erruption of Vesuvius
Titus - emperors of Rome
Lupus - art , writing
Pliny the elder - scholarship
Alma -food and drink , entertaining and dining , recipes.
This amazing book can be read on its own but you might enjoy it more if you read some of the other Roman mysteries first. It's definitely a must for any RomanMysteries fan.
Reading the Treasury makes you understand the Roman Mysteries characters in context and how much research must have been needed to write them.
I had always thought that the Romans very very different from us because of slavery and their love of gladiatorial combats. But as Caroline points out on her website, we seem to enjoy very violent films and as for slavery I read only the other day, a story from Uzbekistan, where nine year olds pick cotton - so perhaps we are not that different.
In addition there are facts and facts galore on ancient Rome and its inhabitants. Including peices on Beauty (by Pulchra naturally!), Thearte and many more. This is not a book to miss, if you want to learn more on ancient Rome, or if you just love the Roman Mysteries!
Would advise browsing through few pages before buying if possible.
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