The common view of the Romans is that they were only interested in watching gladiators hack one another to pieces, and in lying on couches while they stuffed large meals down their throats. But of course they were a busy and clever people, who built up a great empire to prove it, with fine cities and harbours, bath houses and roads, laws and good government. In this account you can read the stories of the great Roman emperors and the enduring legacy that they left for later generations.
About the Author
Hugh Griffith read classics at Oxford and music at London university. He devised and introduced the selections for Aristotle (Naxos AudioBooks), and has written extensive notes for the Naxos Art and Music series. He also assisted in compiling and editing a wide selection of source materials on music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.