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Daily Life in Ancient Rome

ISBN: 978-0-631-19395-1
328 pages
October 1994, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Part I: The City and its People:.

1. Naming and Honour.

2. Wealth and Opulence.

3. Freedom.

Part II: Places and Lives: .

4. The Organization of Roman Space.

5. Roman Houses.

6. The Family.

7. The Army.

8. Living in Rome.

9. Political Life in the City.

Part III: Time and Action: .

10. Time and the Romans.

11. Measuring Time.

12. The Roman Calendar and Festivities.

13. The Ages of Man.

Part IV: The Roman Body:.

14. People and Bodies.

15. Clothing, Finery and Bathing.

16. Food, Banqueting and the Pleasures of the Evening.

Conclusion.

Notes.

List of Important.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Author Information

Florence Dupont is Professor of Latin at the University of Nice.

Christopher Woodall is a freelance translator and journalist.

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The Wiley Advantage

* The hardback edition has sold over 7,500 copies.
* Includes a chronology of key events.
* Draws on a wide variety of contemporary Roman sources.
* Takes account of much recent research, particularly anthropological.
* The hardback edition has sold over 7,500 copies.
* Includes a chronology of key events.
* Draws on a wide variety of contemporary Roman sources.
* Takes account of much recent research, particularly anthropological.
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Reviews

"Far better than anyone else who has written on daily life in ancient Rome, Dupont conveys a sense of the city itself as both physical and symbolic space." Times Literary Supplement

"Dupont's book is filled with fascinating minutiae of the material aspects and customs of Roman life." Choice

"A fascinating study of Roman society....This translation from French is lively and enjoyable." Library Journal

"This book presents fascinating reading-material, made available in a well-written style." Mnemosyne

"The author's often unusual approach and her striking ability to understand the Roman mind give it a unique stamp. She is very well served too by her translator whose version is remarkably fluent and graceful." Classics Ireland

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