Author(s): JOHN TRAVIS
The Roman Empire in 100 Haikus (Paperback) By Laycock, Stuart Illustrated by Travis, John Foreword by Russell, Miles Imp. $37.99 $36.09 Save $1.90 No availability locally The Roman Empire has been a source for history and art all down the ages. Now, in a fresh new take on the era, historian Stuart Laycock sums up the subject in 100 haikus. These original poems are sometimes witty, sometimes sad, sometimes playful, sometime serious, but with only a few syllables to play with they are always concise and always right to the point. Read them in order for a sense of the vast sweep of Roman history or dip in and out to find hidden gems. Power, glory, death, slaughter, murder, ambition, lust, love and triumph. It's all in here. Keep the book to read yourself, or give it as a gift. Each haiku comes with brief historical text to complement it and stunning original illustrations by John Travis.