Daily Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Florence Dupont

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631193951

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 5784

This book, now available in paperback, concerns the everyday private and public lives of the citizens of ancient Rome. Drawing on a broad selection of contemporary sources, the author examines the institutions, actions and rituals of day to day life.

Daily Life in the Roman City

Rome, Pompeii and Ostia


Author: Gregory S. Aldrete

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331749

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 1930

Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612309143

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4123

". . . gracefully written" - The New York Times Award-winning historian Lionel Casson paints a vivid portrait of life in ancient Rome - for slaves and emperors, soldiers and commanders alike - during the empire's greatest period, the first and second centuries A.D.

Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399503283

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 3213

Examines the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics.

A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome


Author: Alberto Angela

Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933372716

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7217

This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.

Sexual Life In Ancient Rome


Author: Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181989

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9613

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Secrets of Pompeii

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Emidio De Albentiis,Alfredo Foglia

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369418

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 7034

The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided invaluable evidence of daily life, not only in Rome's provinces, but in its larger urban centers as well. This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time--at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths and brothels. Illustrated with photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and carved reliefs, the book offers a glimpse into a lost world.

Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Simon Adams

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 0753458632

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

View: 4467

History comes alive in the tales of bloody battles and the ingenious inventions that continue to influence our lives today. This eye-opening book will serve as an unbeatable guide to Ancient Rome -- from its legendary origins to the eventual decline of the empire.

Daily Life of the Ancient Romans


Author: David Matz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303265

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 8323

Discover the ins and outs of daily life in Ancient Rome through the eyes of the Romans themselves.

Daily Life of Christians in Ancient Rome


Author: James William Ermatinger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335648

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 2459

Christians in ancient Rome were a persecuted minority, living in community and sometimes in fear. Despite this, their daily lives were largely similar to that of the Romans they lived among. This volume explores the private and public daily lives of Christians in ancient Rome, from the death of Jesus to Emperor Constantine's legalization of Christianity in 354 C.E.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

A Sourcebook


Author: Brian K. Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585107964

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9384

"One really must admire Harvey’s achievement in this sourcebook. With just 350 passages (more than half of them consisting of Latin inscriptions, from all over Rome’s empire), Harvey manages to give his readers a real sense of Roman private values and behaviors. His translations of the original texts are superb—both accurate and elegant. And he contextualizes his chosen passages with a series of remarkably economical but solidly reliable introductions. In a word, Harvey’s sourcebook strikes me as the best now available for a single-semester undergraduate course." —T. Corey Brennan, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1631491253

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9784

A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists. Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria. Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy? In S.P.Q.R., world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even two thousand years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury, and beauty. From the foundational myth of Romulus and Remus to 212 ce—nearly a thousand years later—when the emperor Caracalla gave Roman citizenship to every free inhabitant of the empire, S.P.Q.R. (the abbreviation of "The Senate and People of Rome") examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries by exploring how the Romans thought of themselves: how they challenged the idea of imperial rule, how they responded to terrorism and revolution, and how they invented a new idea of citizenship and nation. Opening the book in 63 bce with the famous clash between the populist aristocrat Catiline and Cicero, the renowned politician and orator, Beard animates this “terrorist conspiracy,” which was aimed at the very heart of the Republic, demonstrating how this singular event would presage the struggle between democracy and autocracy that would come to define much of Rome’s subsequent history. Illustrating how a classical democracy yielded to a self-confident and self-critical empire, S.P.Q.R. reintroduces us, though in a wholly different way, to famous and familiar characters—Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, and Nero, among others—while expanding the historical aperture to include those overlooked in traditional histories: the women, the slaves and ex-slaves, conspirators, and those on the losing side of Rome’s glorious conquests. Like the best detectives, Beard sifts fact from fiction, myth and propaganda from historical record, refusing either simple admiration or blanket condemnation. Far from being frozen in marble, Roman history, she shows, is constantly being revised and rewritten as our knowledge expands. Indeed, our perceptions of ancient Rome have changed dramatically over the last fifty years, and S.P.Q.R., with its nuanced attention to class inequality, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, promises to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

Spend the day in ancient Rome

projects and activities that bring the past to life


Author: Linda Honan,Ellen Kosmer

Publisher: Wiley


Category: History

Page: 128

View: 8153

While they read about a typical Roman family of A.D. 125 who are celebrating the Roman Games, children can participate in fun, hands-on projects such as draping a toga, making a gladiator's shield, and writing on a Roman scroll. Original.

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


Author: Jerome Carcopino

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446549054

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 5969

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins,Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 5891

Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.

When in Rome

Social Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781556047

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 286

View: 3457

When in Rome is a vibrant and accessible social history of Rome, from 753 BCE to the fall of the Empire some 1,300 years later. To support its findings, this volume features hundreds of translations from original authors, both Roman and Greek. Additionally, it contains evidence taken from the visual arts, curse tablets, and official records, as well as inscriptions, graffiti, and both private and official correspondence. Each comes with detailed commentaries, placing everything into its social and historical context.

Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World


Author: Christian Laes,Ville Vuolanto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317175506

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 9147

Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World explores what it meant to be a child in the Roman world - what were children’s concerns, interests and beliefs - and whether we can find traces of children’s own cultures. By combining different theoretical approaches and source materials, the contributors explore the environments in which children lived, their experience of everyday life, and what the limits were for their agency. The volume brings together scholars of archaeology and material culture, classicists, ancient historians, theologians, and scholars of early Christianity and Judaism, all of whom have long been involved in the study of the social and cultural history of children. The topics discussed include children's living environments; clothing; childhood care; social relations; leisure and play; health and disability; upbringing and schooling; and children's experiences of death. While the main focus of the volume is on Late Antiquity its coverage begins with the early Roman Empire, and extends to the early ninth century CE. The result is the first book-length scrutiny of the agency and experience of pre-modern children.

The Reach of Rome

A Journey Through the Lands of the Ancient Empire, Following a Coin


Author: Alberto Angela

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847841413

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 807

In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like in the Empire, and how were such diverse peoples and places united under one rule? The Reach of Rome explores these questions through an ingenious lens: the path of a single coin as it changes hands and traverses the vast realms of the empire in the year 115. Admired in his native Italy for his ability to bring history to life through narrative, Alberto Angela opens up the ancient world to readers who have felt intimidated by the category or put off by dry historical tomes. By focusing on aspects of daily life so often overlooked in more academic treatments, The Reach of Rome travels back in time and shows us a world that was perhaps not very different from our own. And by following the path of a coin through the streams of commerce, we can touch every corner of that world and its people, from legionnaires and senators to prostitutes and slaves. Through lively and detailed vignettes all based on archeological and historical evidence, Angela reveals the vast Roman world and its remarkable modernity, and in so doing he reinforces the relevance of the ancient world for a new generation of readers.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 148460833X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2643

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Rome. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.