Ancient City Life in Classical Athens and Rome

ISBN-10: 0195215826
ISBN-13: 9780195215823
Edition: 2001
List price: $26.95
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Description: Superb, detailed reconstructions of buildings provide the starting-point for a vivid exploration of these two great cities and the lives of the people who inhabited them. Peter Connolly's illustrations and reconstructions have a unique authority,  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Superb, detailed reconstructions of buildings provide the starting-point for a vivid exploration of these two great cities and the lives of the people who inhabited them. Peter Connolly's illustrations and reconstructions have a unique authority, with their blend of superb draughtsmanship, imagination, and meticulous research. The text appeals to a wide spectrum of readers, from young adults to professional historians.

Athens
The Golden Years - Athens in the fifth century BC
The Keys to Survival - The city's defences, and food and water supplies
The Cradle of Democracy - The workings of the world's first democracy
Daily Life - Life in fifth-century BC Athens
Work - Earning a living in Athens
The Houses of Athens - Athenian domestic architecture
Temples for the Gods - Athenian religious buildings
A Festival for Athena - Celebrations and sports for Athena's birthday
The Theatre - Athenian drama: the world's first plays
Rome
The Site of Rome - Rome before the Empire
The Imperial City - The transformation of Rome during the reign of Augustus
Government - Roman law and the civil service
Food and Water - Aqueducts and the ports of Rome
Houses and APartments - Roman houses for rich and poor
Daily Life - Life in Rome in the first and second centuries AD
Shops, Bars and Restaurants - Commercial activity in Rome
Many Gods - Religion and worship
A Day at the Races - Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus
The Theatre - Farce, parody and other aspects of Roman drama
The Colosseum - Gladiatorial games at Rome's arena complex
A New Palace - The great palace complex of Domitian
The Age of Apollodorus - The golden age of Roman architecture under Trajan's chief architect
The Great Baths - Roman imperial thermae (heated baths)
The City in Late Antiquity - Rome after the time of Hadrian

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