Empire of Pleasures

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Author  Andrew Dalby
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   October 12, 2000
ISBN  0415186242
Pages  352

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Empire of Pleasures presents an evocative survey of the sensory culture of the Roman Empire, showing how the Romans themselves depicted their food, wine and entertainments in literature and in art.
This fascinating journey envelops the reader in a world devoted to the titillation and fulfilment of the senses, allowing them to recapture the Empire as it was sensed and imagined by those who lived in it. It will fascinate and entrance anyone with a love of the classical world

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