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Please visit www.ManorWodehouse.com to see the complete selection of P. G Wodehouse books available in the Manor Wodehouse Collection. Also published as "A Gentleman of Leisure"
Vitae Romanorum, Latin for the "Lives of the Romans," explores the tales of everyday Romans living in the sophisticated and grand Roman Empire. From the peculiarities of Domitian to the religious fervor of Julian the Apostate, these stories give personality and a relatable quality to the ancient subjects of Rome. Many of the stories also occur during the reign of the so-called "Five Good Emperors," including Trajan and Hadrian. These short stories introduce an element of mystery and savagery, as the world of the ancients was neither wholly safe nor honest. Be prepared for riveting history lessons that transport the reader from their comfortable armchair in the modern world to the nitty-gritty streets of Rome and her provinces. The reader will encounter characters as diverse as a slave of Hadrian, the wife of a Roman senator, a displaced Pagan worshiper, and a marble cutter discovering the harsh ways of the world. Are you ready to embark on this antique escapade?