Ancient City Life in Classical Athens and Rome
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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, 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/18/2000
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
|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|
|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|