The Roman Empire in 100 Haikus

  • Author(s):
  • Stuart Laycock
  • Illustrated by John Travis
  • Foreword by Dr Miles Russell

Publication Date15th November 2019

Book FormatPaperback

pages224

Illustrations100

Height234

Width156

With a hundred haikus, each accompanied by a wonderful full-page illustration and enlightening commentary, this book is perfect for those looking for a more poetic exploration of the Roman Empire.
RRP: £12.99 Online Price £11.69
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445693309

The Roman Empire has been a source of fascination to political thinkers, the obsession of some of the greatest historians, and has influenced art down the ages. Now, in a fresh new take on the era, historian Stuart Laycock sums up the subject in 100 haikus. These original poems are sometimes witty, sometimes sad, sometimes playful, sometime serious, but with only a few syllables to play with they are always concise and to the point. Read them in order for a sense of the vast sweep of Roman history, or dot around and find hidden gems. Power, glory, death, slaughter, murder, ambition, lust, love and triumph. It’s all here. Each haiku comes with a brief historical text to accompany it and an evocative original illustration by John Travis.

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