A highly readable book, with quotations from the Golden Age of the Roman Empire. The material is drawn from qwell-known sources including Seneca, Horace, Cicero, Plautus, Cato the Elder, Julius Caesar and Tacitus. The layout and choice of texts are guided by a desire to provide an easy and entertaining read without compromising the academic quality. There is an informative introduction about the great minds of Rome and a short text on the lives of those who are quoted in the text. Illustrated with mosaics from Roman Villas in Britain.