A vivid reconstruction, in words and pictures, of life under Trajan the Emperor, nearly 2000 years ago. Four different families brought to life, set with historical accuracy in the drama of imperial Rome. Tourists can still visit these historic streets and buildings.
For young or old, student or tourist. Living history by an international writer, who lived in Rome for six years.
Eilis Dillon was born in Galway in 1920. Abandoning a career as a professional cellist, she turned to writing for adults and children, quickly earning an international reputation for both. Eilis lived in Italy for six years in the 1960s, then divided her time between Ireland and California, until her final years which were spent in Ireland. She died in Dublin in 1994.