Veni, Vidi, Vici

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Romans but were afraid to ask

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Roman History
Paperback Published on: 01/05/2014
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Veni, Vidi, Vici
Relaxing Romp through the Roman Empire
An interesting if brief overview of the history of the Roman Empire. The book is divided in to chapters which cover specific years of the Empire - each cha... READ MORE
Jonathan Carton at Bluewater
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Very Interesting Read
This book is great for people just wanting to know the history of Rome without the boring bits. Although I found the political side quite hard to grasp (ne... READ MORE
Fran at Hampstead
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Great Fun
I am not usually a fan of history books, I prefer to be taken away in a really good fictional story. That being said this book piqued my interest and I rea... READ MORE
Angie Groves at Blackpool
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Roman history is, for plebs such as me and for most people I guess, quite a heavy subject and a bit daunting to know where to start having a go at it. Pete... READ MORE
Richard Keay
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Veni, Vidi, Vici is an excellent, energetic and entertaining potted history of Rome and Romans. Peter Jones breaks down some 1200 years of Roman history in... READ MORE
Erin Britton


The Romans left a long-lasting legacy and their influence can still be seen all around us - from our calendar and coins, to our language and laws - but how much do we really know about them? Help is at hand in the form of Veni, Vidi, Vici, which tells the remarkable, and often surprising, story of the Romans and the most enduring empire in history.

Fusing a lively and entertaining narrative with rigorous research, Veni, Vidi, Vici breaks down each major period into a series of concise nuggets that provide a fascinating commentary on every aspect of the Roman world - from plebs to personalities, sauces to sexuality, games to gladiators, poets to punishments, mosaics to medicine and Catullus to Christianity.

Through the twists and turns of his 1250-year itinerary, Jones is a friendly and clear-thinking guide. In this book he has produced a beguiling and entertaining introduction to the Romans, one that vividly brings to life the people who helped create the world we live in today.

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781782393900
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 357g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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Veni, Vidi, Vici
I found this dull and tiresome so much so that I am tempted to donate it to a charity bookshop...
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Veni, Vidi, Vici
Excellent, bite sized reads
If, like me, you prefer to read in short bursts rather than sitting for hours reading long chapters, and you want to find out about the history of the Roma... READ MORE
Adam Edwards