Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day

Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day

  1. Philip Matyszak
  • ISBN 9780500051474
  • 20.00 x 13.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 144pp
  • 43 Illustrations, 11 in colour
  • First published 2007

This witty book mixes writings about ancient Rome – by those who actually lived there – with the latest archaeological evidence. It will appeal to history buffs, teachers and anyone who wonders what it was really like to visit the greatest city of ancient times

Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a day

‘… brings the ancient city back to life’ – The Mail on Sunday
‘Performs the functions of all the best guides: it packs in a vast amount of easily retrieved information and gives a vivid picture of the destination … 
an excellent introduction to Roman life’
– The Times Literary Supplement


‘Learning about real life in ancient Rome has never been so entertaining … so beautifully illustrated and so quirkily written that it ought to be on a bestseller list’ – The Glasgow Herald Review

The city has over a hundred spectacles to offer including chariot races and gladiators in the Colosseum. Find out
• the best places to stay in Rome
• what to eat
• what not to eat
• where to find the best Roman baths
• where to sit in the Colosseum

Walks take in all the sights, from the opulence of the imperial palace through the bustle of the Forum to the grandeur of the Pantheon.

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John’s College, Oxford, and is the author of Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome and The Sons of Caesar. He teaches an e-learning course on Ancient Rome for the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge University.
See Philip Matyszak's website