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A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome

A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome

Author(s): Alberto Angela

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 115AD

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The year is 115 AD and Imperial Rome is at the height of its power. The reader wakes in a rich patrician home and discovers frescoes, opulent furnishings and richly appointed boudoirs. Strolling through the splendours of the Roman...

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Blood in the Tiber

Blood in the Tiber

Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 70BC

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A senator bleeds to death in his bath… And as the authorities turn a blind eye, Hortensia, daughter of the capital’s most celebrated orator, feels compelled to investigate a trail of murders that lead to the dark heart of...

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Coins in the Fountain

Coins in the Fountain

Author(s): Judith Works

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Contemporary

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Through wit, wry humor, and enticing descriptions of food and travel adventures, Judith takes you on a journey into the heart of what it is truly like to live in the Eternal City. A combination of Innocents Abroad meeting...

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Conclave

Conclave

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Vatican City

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have...

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Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling

Author(s): Ross King

Location(s): Vatican City

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1500s

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In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling...

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Robert Venturi’s Rome

Robert Venturi’s Rome

Author(s): Frederich Fisher, Stephen Harby

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

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A guidebook to the city of Rome seen through the eyes of Robert Venturi, re-interpreted by two subsequent Rome Prize fellows A vital text for young architects, focusing on the interrelationship between architecture, art and landscape

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Saving Rome

Saving Rome

Author(s): Megan Williams

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): 2000s

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Amid the bustle of Rome, the Vespas and the Fiats, the cigarettes and teetering high heals, Megan K Williams, a Rome-based writer and correspondent, captures the essence of this bustling city. This is an insider’s eye on the love,...

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Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa)

Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa)

Author(s): Steven Saylor

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1st Century BC

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In Roman Blood Gordianus the Finder – the large, eccentric, philosophical investigator whose famed skills and integrity have made him much sought after in Rome – is hired by the young Cicero to acquit or convict a man accused...

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Siracusa

Siracusa

Author(s): Delia Ephron

Location(s): Rome, Syracuse

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and...

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A Gladiator Dies Only Once

A Gladiator Dies Only Once

Author(s): Steven Saylor

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): BC

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This is 11 in Steven Saylor’s Roma Sub Rosa series of novels, set in the later Roman Republic (BC), featuring Gordianus the Finder. High calibre writing, and wonderfully illuminating descriptions of the ancient world.

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