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Great Fire of Rome Life and Death in the Ancient City

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ISBN-10: 1421433710

ISBN-13: 9781421433714

Edition: 2019

Authors: Joseph J. Walsh

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Peril was everywhere in ancient Rome, but the Great Fire of 64 CE was unlike anything the city had ever experienced. No building, no neighborhood, no person was safe from conflagration. When the fire finally subsided--after burning for nine days straight--vast swaths of Rome were in ruins. The greatest city of the ancient world had endured its greatest blow. In The Great Fire of Rome, Joseph J. Walsh tells the true story of this deadly episode in Rome's history. He explains why Rome was such a vulnerable tinderbox, outlines the difficulties of life in that exciting and dangerous city, and recounts the fire's aftermath and legacy--a legacy that includes the transformation of much of ancient…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English