The fate of Rome, and the Western Empire after its nominal “fall” in the fifth century AD, is hazy to many people today. But post-imperial medieval Rome as a city did not disappear overnight or at all, or even diminish greatly in importance. Life went on, albeit much more brutishly in diminished surroundings, and accompanied by sudden, mortal dangers, for most people…..but not all….it depended who you were….where you were from….what your plans were….and who exactly was trying to thwart you….
You could find yourself in all sorts of unplanned and highly dangerous situations….
Good book! I read it from cover to cover immediately on receipt – could not put it down. (David Davis)