Everyday Life in Ancient Rome (Paperback)

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Everyday Life in Ancient Rome (Paperback)


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In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as Daily Life in Ancient Rome, includes two new chapters as well as full documentation of the sources.

Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University and has written many books about life in the ancient world, including Travel in the Ancient World, and Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World, both available from Johns Hopkins.
Product Details ISBN: 9780801859922
ISBN-10: 0801859921
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 1999
Pages: 184
Language: English