Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines

More Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities, and Earthquake Machines

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Each episode unpacks a new question I wondered in ancient history, but was too afraid to ask. This book, and its predecessor, illuminate life in the ancient Mediterranean and near East like few other have accomplished, in a style that equally as approachable as it is informative.

The result is a meditation on modern life and how history does, in fact, repeat itself.