What It Was Like to be … - What It Was Like to be an Ancient Roman

Paperback

Embark on a fascinating foray into the lives of the Ancient Romans in this second instalment of David Long’s What it was like to be… series.

Who were the Romans and how did this small tribe come to dominate Italy before establishing the largest empire the world has ever seen? Why were the Romans such brilliant innovators, responsible for inventions including newspapers, concrete, surgeon’s tools and even an efficient postal system? What made their army invincible and their buildings so remarkable? And why, eventually, did the whole empire come crashing down?

David Long explains what life was actually like for ordinary Romans as well as their famous emperors, while also looking at the lingering influence of Roman civilisation throughout the world.

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-80090-213-8

Publication Date

07-09-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

96 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

Embark on a fascinating foray into the lives of the Ancient Romans in this second instalment of David Long’s What it was like to be… series.

Who were the Romans and how did this small tribe come to dominate Italy before establishing the largest empire the world has ever seen? Why were the Romans such brilliant innovators, responsible for inventions including newspapers, concrete, surgeon’s tools and even an efficient postal system? What made their army invincible and their buildings so remarkable? And why, eventually, did the whole empire come crashing down?

David Long explains what life was actually like for ordinary Romans as well as their famous emperors, while also looking at the lingering influence of Roman civilisation throughout the world.

Author

David Long, Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

David Long is a journalist and author of non-fiction for both adults and children. A writer since leaving university, his work has appeared in the Sunday Times and London’s Evening Standard. His engaging non-fiction reflects his unquenchable thirst for fascinating stories from the past, and in 2017 his book Survivors won the Blue Peter Award for the best book with facts.