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Life In Roman London

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    Available in PDF Format | Life In Roman London.pdf | English
    Simon Webb(Author)
Seven years after the Roman invasion of Britain in ad 43, Londinium was created. It would rise to become one of the most important Roman cities in Northern Europe.

Life in Roman London approaches the history of Roman London in an entirely new way. Rather than focusing upon a handful of important figures such as procurators and statesmen, this book explores the lives and concerns of the ordinary citizens. Unlike many books about Roman history which are preoccupied with the basilicas, palaces, grand houses, statues and mosaics, Life in Roman London looks instead at the shops, houses and streets in which the majority of the fifty thousand or so inhabitants of the city spent their lives. In doing so, it reveals a city very different from the clean, white, classical metropolis familiar from the books of our childhood.

Simon Webb is the acclaimed author of Unearthing London: The Ancient World Beneath the Metropolis, also published by The History Press.

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  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Simon Webb(Author)
  • The History Press (1 Nov. 2011)
  • English
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  • Society, Politics & Philosophy
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  • By Nell Quickly on 30 July 2012

    I found this a very easy, accessible book to read. It manages to give a coherent account of a patchy subject and provides an instantly recognisable overview.All the way through the book, the author refers to modern landmarks, enabling you to picture places and the structure of Roman London. It is also a pleasant change to read something which doesn't concentrate on the great and the 'good' but tells what is known of the ordinary people.More detail would have been good in places, such as describing what is known of the governor's palace or the structure of the wharves and jetties but this has just led me to go and read more on the subject!

  • By Rob Ert Hagen on 2 September 2014

    Could have been a lot better. Few pictures - few maps - repretition a plenty - a bit disapointed here :(

  • By Guest on 10 April 2013

    There is so much here which is well documented and it is truly readable. While I referred to the book in writing an essay, I ended up reading cover-to-cover.

  • By Chris on 11 November 2015

    I have not had a chance to read this book yet but it will prove to be a great asset when I visit London to continue in my Roman Studies.

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