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on 17 December 2010
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. With Mr. Matyszak's book in hand, it wouldn't be hard to blend in when visiting ancient Rome. Of course, the book isn't a real tourist guide. But in several chapters, dealing with, among other things, travelling to Rome, finding a place to stay, what to wear, where to go to, the author succeeds in giving a lot of information. Much of this concerns topics which may be generally known, but though being a teacher of Latin and Greek I came upon some things I didn't know before. This is especially the case in the short paragraphs throughout the general story, which give details and anecdotes on a wide variety of subjects and historical figures.
I have come to know Mr. Matyszak as being an entertaining writer on serious subjects, and his tongue-in-cheek way of sharing his knowledge with his readers is refreshing. It's fun to read this book, and it would serve as a good introduction on Roman life. I wouldn't be surprised if this book were to encourage readers, having finished this book, to read more detailed ones on Ancient Rome.
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