Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines: More Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans (Paperback)

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Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines: More Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans (Paperback)

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I needed this book when I studied Latin. It answers the important questions. Did Greeks and Romans wear swimsuits? Nope. How did they prove their identity? Not easily. A few Nero impersonators made it quite some time before being discovered. There were no drivers’ licenses for chariots. Full of facts and anecdotes, this book provides lots of conversation tidbits for any cocktail party.

— Ashby

In a series of short and humorous essays, Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines features more answers to questions that ancient historian Garrett Ryan is frequently asked in the classroom, in online forums, and on his popular YouTube channel Told in Stone.

Garrett Ryan is the author of Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants. He earned his PhD in Greek and Roman History from the University of Michigan. Besides teaching at several universities and authoring a series of academic works, Ryan has brought ancient history to life for hundreds of thousands of fans through his popular YouTube Channel ToldinStone. He lives in Chicago. Visit toldinstone.com to learn more.
Product Details ISBN: 9781633888937
ISBN-10: 1633888932
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 252
Language: English