- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195393759
- ISBN-13: 978-0195393750
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.3 x 5.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Zestful. This book could persuade the most history-hating student to fall in love with ancient Rome. It's a highly entertaining read." --Sunday Times
"Entertaining" --Times Literary Supplement
"To be enjoyed as a lighthearted Romanophile outing." --UNRV.com
"The esteemed classicist J.C. McKeown shows in his Cabinet of Roman Curiosities, the ancients were as passionate, opinionated, and curious as we are today-if not more so. A madcap smorgasbord of the ancient world."--The Daily Beast
"Readers' understanding of the ancients will be enriched by the stories they take away from this treasure chest of curiosities."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
About the Author
J. C. McKeown is Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of Ovid's Amores.