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              Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome
               

              Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome (Paperback, Main)

              By Toner, Jerry

              • RRP: $27.99
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              Rome is an empire with a bad reputation. From its brutal games to its depraved emperors, its violent mobs to its ruthless wars, its name resounds down the centuries like a scream in an alley. But was it as bad as all that? Join the historian Jerry Toner on a detective's hunt to d...iscover the extent of Rome's crimes. From the sexual peccadillos of Tiberius and Nero to the chances of getting burgled if you left your apartment unguarded (pretty high, especially if the walls were thin enough to knock through) he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to bring the Eternal City to book. Meet a gallery of villains, high and low. Discover the problems that most exercised its long-suffering citizens. Explore the temptations of excess and find out what desperation can make a pleb do. What do we see when we look at Rome? A hideous vision of ancient corruption - or a reflection of our own troubled age?
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              ISBN 9781781253861
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Popular Culture in Ancient Rome

              Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (Hardback)

              By Toner, Jerry

              • RRP: $132.99
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              The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90 per cent of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds an... account of the everyday lives of the masses.
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              ISBN 9780745643090
              Released NZ 10 Jul 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Leisure and Ancient Rome

              Leisure and Ancient Rome (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Toner, Jerry

              • RRP: $43.99
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              Explores the nature and role of leisure, and offers a different way of looking at Roman society at all levels, not just among the elite. This book examines the imperial games and the baths, as well as the forms of leisure associated with popular culture, such as gambling, the tav...erns, theatre and carnivals. It is intended for students of classics.
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              ISBN 9780745621982
              Released NZ 24 Aug 1998
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity

              A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity (Paperback)

              Edited by Toner, Jerry

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              The ancient world used the senses to express an enormous range of cultural meanings. Indeed the senses were functionally significant in all aspects of ancient life, often in ways that were complex and interconnected. Antiquity was also a period where the senses were experienced v...ividly: cities stank, statues were brightly painted and literature made full use of sensory imagery to create its effects. In a steeply hierarchical world, with vast differences between the landed wealthy, the poor and the slaves, the senses played a key role in establishing and maintaining boundaries between social groups; but the use of the senses in the ancient world was not static. New religions, such as Christianity, developed their own way of using the senses, acquiring unique forms of sensory-related symbolism in processes which were slow and often contested. The aim of this volume is to provide an overview of these structures and developments and to show how their study can yield a more nuanced understanding of the ancient world. A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity presents essays on the following topics: the social life of the senses; urban sensations; the senses in the marketplace; the senses in religion; the senses in philosophy and science; medicine and the senses; the senses in literature; art and the senses; and sensory media.
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              ISBN 9781350077843
              Released NZ 20 Sep 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Cultural Histories Series
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              How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx
               

              How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx (Paperback, Main)

              By Toner, Jerry; Foreword by Beard, Mary

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              An entertaining and amazingly informative guide to the realities of slavery in ancient Rome, with an introduction by Mary Beard.

              ISBN 9781781252529
              Released NZ 27 May 2015
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Series The Marcus Sidonius Falx Trilogy
              Language (English)
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              Roman Disasters

              Roman Disasters (Hardback)

              By Toner, Jerry

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              Roman Disasters looks at how the Romans coped with, thought about, and used disasters for their own ends. Rome has been famous throughout history for its great triumphs. Yet Rome also suffered colossal disasters.

              ISBN 9780745651026
              Released NZ 29 Apr 2013
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Popular Culture in Ancient Rome

              Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (Paperback)

              By Toner, Jerry

              • RRP: $45.99
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              Focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world, this book builds an account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and family life, health, leisure and religious beliefs, and the ways in which their popular culture resisted the domination of the ruling elite.

              ISBN 9780745643106
              Released NZ 10 Jul 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome

              Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome (Hardback, Main)

              By Toner, Jerry

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Rome is an empire with a bad reputation. From its brutal games to its depraved emperors, its violent mobs to its ruthless wars, its name resounds down the centuries like a scream in an alley. But was it as bad as all that? Join the historian Jerry Toner on a detective's hunt to d...iscover the extent of Rome's crimes. From the sexual peccadillos of Tiberius and Nero to the chances of getting burgled if you left your apartment unguarded (pretty high, especially if the walls were thin enough to knock through) he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to bring the Eternal City to book. Meet a gallery of villains, high and low. Discover the problems that most exercised its long-suffering citizens. Explore the temptations of excess and find out what desperation can make a pleb do. What do we see when we look at Rome? A hideous vision of ancient corruption - or a reflection of our own troubled age?
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              ISBN 9781781253854
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              The Ancient World: Ideas in Profile
               

              The Ancient World: Ideas in Profile (Paperback, Main)

              By Toner, Jerry

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              A sparkling introduction to the Ancient World that brings its peoples and cultures vividly to life.

              ISBN 9781781254202
              Released NZ 23 Sep 2015
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Series Ideas in Profile
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              The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino: Understanding the Roman Games
                 

              The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino: Understanding the Roman Games (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Toner, Jerry

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              Why did Roman rulers spend vast resources on such over-the-top displays - and why did some emperors appear in them as combatants? Why did the Roman rabble enjoy watching the slaughter of animals and the sight of men fighting to the death? This book sets out to answer these questi...ons.
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              ISBN 9781421415864
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2014
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Witness to Ancient History
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