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Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia

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Although most Romans lived outside urban centers, the core of Roman civilization lay in its cities. Throughout the empire these cities—modeled as they were after Rome—were strikingly alike. In Gregory Aldrete’s exhaustive account, readers can peer into the inner workings of daily life in ancient Rome and examine the history, infrastructure, government, and economy of Rome; its emperors; and its inhabitants—their life and death, dangers and pleasures, entertainment, and religion.

Aldrete also shows how Roman cities differed. To accomplish this comparison, in addition to Rome, he explores Ostia, an industrial port town, and Pompeii, the doomed playground of the rich. Daily Life in the Roman City includes a chronology, maps, numerous illustrations, useful appendices (on names, the Roman calendar, clothing and appearance, and construction techniques), a bibliography, and an index.

This volume is ideal for high school and college students and for others wishing to examine the realities of life in ancient Rome.

Book News Annotation:

In addition to describing the physical buildings of the classical city of Rome, Aldrete (history and humanistic studies, U. of Wisconsin-Green Bay) explains how the city functioned, who lived there, and what the lives of inhabitants were like. His focus is on ordinary people, who might see the rich and famous pass by now and then, but mostly just went about their lives. Living and dying, dangers and pleasures, entertainment and religion, and the economy are among his topics. He also includes chapters on the industrial port city Ostia, and Pompeii as preserved by ash. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Gregory S. Aldrete is Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and the author of Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome, Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome, and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in the Ancient World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806140278
Author:
Aldrete, Gregory S.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Rome Social life and customs.
Subject:
Pompeii (extinct city)
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 b&w illus., 3 maps
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.64 in 0.97 lb

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