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As the Romans Did A Sourcebook in Roman Social History

ISBN-10: 019508974X
ISBN-13: 9780195089745
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
Authors: Jo-Ann Shelton
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Revised to include new selections and updated bibliographical material, the second edition of this popular sourcebook offers a rich, revealing look at everyday Roman life. It provides clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents drawn from Latin and Greek source material--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection has been translated into readable, contemporary English. This edition includes more than 50 additional selections that introduce new topics and expand coverage of existing topics. In addition, the commentary on all the selections has been revised to reflect the recent scholarship of social and cultural historians. Extensive annotations, abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, cross-references to related topics, and a newly-updated bibliography provide readers with the historical and cultural background material necessary to appreciate 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 of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies and also of the pleasures and hardships of everyday life. Wide-ranging and lively, the second edition of As the Romans Did offers the most lucid account available of Roman life in all its diversity. Ideal for courses in Ancient Roman History, Social History of Rome, Roman Civilization, and Classics, it will also appeal to readers interested in ancient history.

Introduction
The Structure of Roman Society
Families
Marriage
Housing and City Life
Domestic and Personal Concerns
Education
Occupations
Slaves
Freedman and Freedwomen
Government and Politics
The Romaan Army
The Provinces
Women in Roman Society
Leisure and Environment
Religion and Philosophy
Maps
Sources
Roman Money
Important Dates and Events
Bibliography
Index

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