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Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium By Philip Matyszak

Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium

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Presents wisecracks and curious facts from ancient Greece and Rome. This book includes humorous quips by the emperor Augustus and wry observations by the philosopher Socrates.

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Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium by Philip Matyszak

Many ancient writers - from Pliny and Plutarch to Xenophon were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes and after-dinner jokes. Here, writer and historian Philip Matyszak brings together his favourite incidents, wisecracks and curious facts from ancient Greece and Rome. The compendium includes humorous quips by the emperor Augustus and wry observations by the philosopher Socrates. There are dozens of lists, including Romans who lived to be 100 and odd deities like Sterculinius, the god of manure spreading. All of the incidents and anecdotes are described in brief, memorable passages, making this book an ideal companion either to dip into or to read from beginning to end.

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About Philip Matyszak


Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St. John's College, Oxford, and is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories, as well as Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual and Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day.

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GOR002732511
Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium by Philip Matyszak
Philip Matyszak
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2009-09-21
192
0500051623
9780500051627
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