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Daily Life in the Roman City Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia

ISBN-10: 0806140275
ISBN-13: 9780806140278
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 3/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

A compact but complete portrait of ancient Roman life

Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction: Roman Cities
Ancient Roman Cities
Goals and Structure of Book
History of Ancient Rome
Brief Survey of Roman History
The Foundation of Rome
Topography of the City: Rivers, Hills, Valleys, and Plains
City Development in the Monarchical Period
Republican Era Developments
Imperial Rome
Population of Rome
Infrastructure of Ancient Rome
Republican Aqueducts
Imperial Aqueducts
How the Water System Functioned
Roman Sewers
Roads
Bridges
Walls
Government of Ancient Rome
Citizenship
The Magistrates
The Voting Assemblies
The Roman Forum: Buildings and Monuments
The People of Ancient Rome
Family Structure
Women
Marriage
Children
Education
Slaves
Freedmen
Soldiers
Living and Dying in Ancient Rome
Domus: Private Homes
Insulae: Apartment Buildings
Health and Medicine
Burial
Funerary Inscriptions
Wills
Dangers of Life in Ancient Rome
Fires
Floods
Sanitation
Disease
Crime and the Law
Pleasures of Life in Ancient Rome
Gardens
Baths
Food and Banquets
Sex and Sexuality
Entertainment in Ancient Rome
Hoildays
Gladiators
The Flavian Amphitheator (The Colosseum)
Chariot Racing and the Circus Maximus
Beast Hunts
Spectacles
Theater, Dance, and Pantomime
Religion in Ancient Rome
Roman Religion
Priests and Ritual
Religion and Magic
Temples
Some Famous Temples at Rome
Mystery Religions
Christianity
The Emperors and Ancient Rome
The Palaces of the Emperors
The Imperial Fora
Victory Monuments
Arches
Columns
Emperors Tombs
The Economy and Ancient Rome
Agriculture
Employment and Commerce
Roman Money
Feeding the City
Ostia: An Industrial Port City
History of Ostia
The Buildings of Ostia
The People of Ostia
Sea Travel
Pompeii: A Time Capsule of Roman Daily Life
History of Pompeii
Public Buildings
Private Homes
Economy
Daily Life
Conclusion: Three Visions of Roman Urbanism: Rome, Ostia, and Pompeii
A Brief Guide to Understanding Roman Names
A Brief Guide to Roman Timekeeping and the Calendar
A Brief Guide to Roman Clothing and Appearance
A Brief Guide to Roman Construction Techniques
The History of the City of Rome from Antiquity to Today
Bibliography
Index

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