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Daily Life in Ancient Rome : The People and the City at the Height of the Empire

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This classic book brings to life imperial Rome as it was during the second century A.D., the time of Trajan and Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Commodus. It was a period marked by lavish displays of wealth, a dazzling cultural mix, and the advent of Christianity. The splendor and squalor of the city, the spectacles, and the day's routines are reconstructed from an immense fund of archaeological evidence and from vivid descriptions by ancient poets, satirists, letter-writers, and novelists--from Petronius to Pliny the Younger. In a new Introduction, the eminent classicist Mary Beard appraises the book's enduring--and sometimes surprising--influence and its value for general readers and students. She also provides an up-to-date bibliographic essay.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300000313
Subtitle:
The People and the City at the Height of the Empire
Editor:
Rowell, Henry T.
Author:
Carcopino, Jerome
Translator:
Lorimer, E. O.
Author:
Lorimer, E. O.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Rome (italy)
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome (Italy) History To 476.
Subject:
Rome History Antonines, 96-192.
Subject:
City and town life -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 269
Publication Date:
19600910
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 0.90 lb

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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient Rome
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