New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015
A sweeping, “magisterial” history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains “relevant to people many centuries later” (Atlantic).
In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome “with passion and without technical jargon” and demonstrates how “a slightly shabby Iron Age village” rose to become the “undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating “the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life” (Economist) in a way that makes “your hair stand on end” (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this “highly informative, highly readable” (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.
교보문고: 로마는 왜 위대해 졌는가
[Brasserie in Space]
Address: 83, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00 / Dinner 17:30~22:00
Parking: Free parking available for diners. Need to call in advance to reserve a spot.
Inquiries and reservation: Tel: +82 2 747 8103 / Fax: +82 2 747 6039
Website: Brasserie in Space, at Arario Museum
Google Map: Arario Museum
Recommended for: Romantic, Scenic, Anniversary, Birthday, Business, Corporate, Special events, Archi tours. (Not kids or pet friendly)
Arario Museum is one of my favorite historical & architectural spots in Seoul. 🙂 It’s a great place to stop by for a quick coffee or patisseries before or after the palace tour. If you have more time, def check out their contemporary art collection inside the museum.
The Fritz Coffee company located at the entrance level is also a very popular boutique coffee spot among the locals. (This is their 2nd location – you can google more about the company~ 😉 )
All of the restaurants at the Arario Museum are highly recommended for all kinds of special occasions as this place has an outstanding view of the Changdeokgung palace. Food and service is excellent as well. 🙂 There isn’t any particular requested dress code, but you won’t feel sorry at all even if you dressed up.
If you’re in a rush, but still would like to check out the view of the palace from the SPACE Building, go for a quick dessert or an afternoon tea at Cafe in Space located on 2F. The cafe has just been renovated recently. 🙂 ♡☺🌸🦋
The Courtyard at Arario Museum
Brasserie in Space, Arario Museum
Cafe in Space 2F
Fritz Coffee in Space