Synopses & Reviews
This compact book--which appeared earlier in the multivolume series A History of Private Life--is a history of the Roman Empire in pagan times. It is an interpretation setting forth in detail the universal civilization of the Romans—so much of it Hellenic—that later gave way to Christianity.
This compact book--which appeared earlier in the multivolume series
About the Author
Paul Veyne is Professor at the Collège de France.
Table of Contents
From Mother's Womb to Last Will and Testament
The Household and Its Freed Slaves
Where Public Life Was Private
"Work" and Leisure
Public Opinion and Utopia
Pleasures and Excesses