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Rome: A Cultural History


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Rome - as a city, as an empire, as an enduring idea - is in many ways the origin of everything Robert Hughes has spent his life thinking and writing about with such dazzling irreverence and exacting rigour. In this magisterial book he traces the city's history from its mythic foundation with Romulus and Remus to Fascism, Fellini and beyond. For almost a thousand years, Rome held sway as the spiritual and artistic centre of the world. Hughes vividly recreates the ancient Rome of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Caligula ...

Rome: A Cultural History 2012, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753823057

Mass-market paperback

Rome: A Cultural History 2011, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297844648