I've read it three times, this book was a gift for my grandson who also loves history.
A very enjoyable read and recommended for anyone interested in ancient social history as well as for anyone who has traveled around the Med.
I like the way Perrottet blended in the stories of the present with travel stories of the past.
I was genuinely excited about this book and thought the idea was fantastic. Congrats to the author in his attempt. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Biker
travel in years gone by was certainly different!! A great read.Published 2 months ago by Sylvia Evans
This is a truly entertaining and informative book. Mr. Perrottet juxtapositions the past and the present quite skilfully resulting in a humorous and pleasant travelogue in both the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of my all time favorite books. I've read it three times, this book was a gift for my grandson who also loves history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wrapid Wreader
It describes the activities of Roman citizens based on documents from that era rather than the political history.of wars and conquestsPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love all of his stuff. I read one and start looking for the next one. Would be nice to run into him at the New York Public Library next time I'm in New York. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dagmar F. Pelzer
I recently read Steven Saylor's THE SEVEN WONDERS, in which a teenage Roman boy takes the Ancient Roman version of "The Grand Tour," so I was intrigued by the idea of one of my... Read morePublished 18 months ago by krebsman
Ignore all the over-the-top "he didn't get the historical details exactly right down to the miniscule minutiae!" reviews. Whatever. This book is a hoot and a delightful diversion. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Reader in Colorado
Be aware that this book is exactly the same as his previous book "Route 66AD". I bought this thinking is was a second story about the life of the ancient romans but was sorry to... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by pm