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As the Romans Did A Source Book in Roman Social History

ISBN-10: 0195041771
ISBN-13: 9780195041774
Edition: 1988
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Description: An anthology of translations from Latin and Greek source materials, As the Romans Did offers a revealing look at everyday Roman life, providing clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents--from personal letters, farming manuals,  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

An anthology of translations from Latin and Greek source materials, As the Romans Did offers a revealing look at everyday Roman life, providing clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes, to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection is newly translated into readable, contemporary English and fully annotated to give necessary historical and cultural background. In addition, the book includes abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, and cross-references to related topics, as well as an extensive bibliography, providing students with substantial background material to broaden their understanding of the selections. Arranged thematically into chapters on family life, housing, education, entertainment, religion, and other important topics, the translations reveal the ambitions and aspirations not only of the upper class, but of the average Roman citizen as well; they tell not only of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies, but also of the pleasures and hardships of everyday life.

Introduction
The Roman Ideal
The Structure of Roman Society
Class Structure Patronage
Families
Fathers Mothers Brothers and Sisters Producing a Family Birth Control Encouraging Fertility Adoption Raising Children Guardians Orphans Welfare Assistance
Marriage
The Age of Marriage Partners Arranged Marriages Weddings Wives Husbands In-Laws Divorce Adultery
Housing and City Life
Single-Family Houses in the City Apartments House Prices Rental Advertisements Homeowner's Insurance The Benefits of City Life The Problems of City Life Housing in Rural Areas
Domestic and Personal Concerns
Meals Illness Medical Treatments Doctors Life Expectancy Death Funerary Laws and Funerals Personal Messages
Education
The Roman Ideal A Child's Early Years Teachers and Schools
The Litterator Vocational Training
The Grammaticus
The Rhetor A Year Abroad
Occupations
The Day's Activities Working for a Living Business and Investments Activities of the Senatorial Class Agriculture
Slaves
Buying a Slave Renting a Slave Slaves in the City and on the Farm Slaves in the Mines Slaves in a Mill Cruelty to Slaves Running Away Slave Revolts Humane Treatment
Freedmen
Reasons for Manumission Roman Attitudes Towards Freedmen Freedmen and the Job Market Freedmen and their Patrons Private and Social Life
Government and Politics
The Assemblies Magistrates Political Campaigns The Senate Government in the Early Imperial Period Legislation
The Roman Army
The Army during the Republican Period The Army during the Imperial Period
The Provinces
Provincial Administration
Women in Roman Society
Childhood Life Expectancy Praiseworthy Behavior Unacceptable Behavior Cosmetics Working Women Hysteria
Leisure and Entertainment
Leisure Activities Baths Dinner Parties Recitations Hunting and Literary Studies Travel Spectacles and Entertainment Theater Events Amphitheater Events Circus Events
Religion and Philosophy
The Gods of the State Religion Ritual Officers of the State Religion Deification
The Permanence of the State Religion Religions from the East Bacchus Cybele, Magna Mater
Isis Judaism Christianity Syncretism Magic and Superstitution Epicureanism Stoicism
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