Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium by Philip Matyszak

Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium by Philip Matyszak

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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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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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SKU GOR002732511
Title Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium
Author By (author) Philip Matyszak
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0500051623
ISBN 13 9780500051627
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002732511
Title Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium
Author By (author) Philip Matyszak
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0500051623
ISBN 13 9780500051627
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No