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The ancient middle classes : urban life and aesthetics in the Roman Empire, 100 BCE-250 CE

Author: Emanuel Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Our image of the Roman world is shaped by the writings of upper-class intellectuals. Yet most of the material evidence we have--art, architecture, household artifacts--belonged to artisans,  Read more...

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Mayer, Emanuel.
ancient middle classes.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011051597
(OCoLC)758383409
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Mayer
ISBN: 9780674065345 0674065344
OCLC Number: 807732972
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 295 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction : class, stratification and culture : the Roman middle classes and their place in history --
In search of ancient middle classes : an archaeology of middle classes in urban life 100 BCE-250 CE --
From commercial to middle classes : urban life and economy in the Roman Empire --
In search of middle class culture : commemorating working and private lives --
Decor and lifestyle : the aesthetics of standardization --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Emanuel Mayer.

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[A] remarkable volume Mayer provides an indispensable and well-argued refutation of the conventional top-down readings of Roman art.--G. S. Gessert"Choice" (12/01/2012)"

 
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