Empire of Pleasures
Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World
By (author) Andrew Dalby
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Empire of Pleasures by Andrew Dalby
Book DescriptionEmpire 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415186247
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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