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The ancient world

Author: David Matz; Lawrence Morris
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Series: Daily life through world history in primary documents
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ISBN: 9780313338991 031333899X
OCLC Number: 555256613
Description: xxxii, 344 p. : Ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: PART I HISTORICAL OVERVIEW --
SUMERIA --
CHINA --
INDIA --
EGYPT --
ISRAEL --
GREECE --
ROME --
PART II DOMESTIC LIFE --
FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS --
Sumeria --
1. Selections from the Code of Hammurabi --
Israel --
2. Jewish Laws on Marriage and Families --
China --
3. Raising Families in Ancient China --
India --
4. Women, Men, and Marriage in Ancient India --
Egypt --
5. Vizier Ptah-hotep's Advice on Family Life --
6. Egyptian Marriage and Family Customs --
Greece --
7. Solon Reforms the Domestic Laws of Athens --
8. Socrates's Version of Marital Bliss --
9. Unusual Marriage Customs in Sparta --
10. Why So Many Guests Are Invited to Wedding Receptions --
Rome --
11. Parenthood in Ancient Rome --
12. A Good Father's Responsibilities --
13. A Comparison of Spartan and Roman Marriage and Family Customs --
14. On Living With, and Without, Matrimony OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT --
India --
15. Getting Old Is Not for the Faint-Hearted --
Egypt --
16. The Downside of Old Age --
17. No Way to Treat One's Father! --
18. No Way to Treat an Old Man! --
Greece --
19. A Spry Old Gentleman --
20. How to Grow Old Gracefully --
21. A Nonagenarian Shows Off His Intellect to Win His Court Case --
22. Another Spry Nonagenarian --
23. Near-Sighted Old People --
24. Rude Athenians, Courteous Spartans --
25. The Old Men Strike Back --
Rome --
26. An Ideal Retirement --
27. The Right Time for an Orator to Retire --
28. Old Age Does Not Automatically Equate to a Loss of Vitality --
TRAVEL --
Egypt --
29. A Roman Tourist Is Coming! --
Greece --
30. Plato Suggests Travel Restrictions --
31. Watch Out for the Wagon-Rollers! --
32. Making a Pilgrimage to Olympia --
Rome --
33. A Trip Down the Appian Way --
34. Pliny Reports to Trajan on His Journey to Bithynia --
35. Trajan's Reply to Pliny --
36. Pliny's Response to Trajan --
37. You Should Let Them Take You on a Sea Cruise --
MAKING A LIVING --
Egypt --
38. Be a Scribe! --
39. Yes, by All Means Be a Scribe! --
40. Farmers and Craft Workers in Ancient Egypt --
Greece --
41. The Farmer's Long Day...and Year --
42. An Unrivaled Public Works Program --
Rome --
43. Cicero on the Joys of Farming --
44. Cicero on Other, Less Joyful Occupations --
45. There's Gold in Those Hills! PART III ECONOMIC LIFE --
URBAN LIFE --
China --
1. Life with the Tax Man --
India --
2. Indian Urban Life --
3. Description of Indian Cities --
Egypt --
4. The Wonders of Alexandria --
Greece --
5. The Well-Planned City --
6. Hippodamus: Planner of Cities --
Rome --
7. The Founding of Rome --
8. Big-City Blues --
9. A Mansion Fit for a...Human Being! --
10. The Extent of Rome (Part I) --
11. The Extent of Rome (Part II) --
RURAL LIFE --
India --
12. The Success of Indian Agriculture --
Greece --
13. The Farmer Goes to Town --
14. The Country Bumpkin --
Rome --
15. A Roman Gentleman Visits His Country Estate --
16. Buying a Farm --
17. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse --
SLAVERY --
Israel/Egypt --
18. The Enslavement of the Israelites --
19. Hebrew Slaves of Hebrew Masters --
Egypt --
20. Hermon and Bion: Escaped Slaves --
Greece --
21. Treatment of Slaves in Ancient Greece --
22. How to Teach Obedience to Slaves --
23. Ideal and Inappropriate Slaves to Associate with and Instruct Children --
Rome --
24. Freedom for Tiro --
25. The Ideal Country Slave --
26. Rags-to-Riches Stories --
27. A Slave Revolt --
28. A Slave Owner's Philosophy: Cato the Elder --
29. A Slave Owner's Philosophy: Marcus Licinius Crassus --
TRADE AND COMMERCE --
Egypt/India --
30. A Rather Lengthy Business Trip --
Greece --
31. The Beginnings of Trade, Commerce, and Money --
32. How to Succeed in Business --
33. The World's Produce Flows to Athens: Thucydides --
34. The World's Produce Flows to Athens: Isocrates --
35. Athens as a Commercial Center --
36. In the Market for a Good Used Horse? --
Rome --
37. All Roads...and Shipping Lanes...and Trade Routes Lead to Rome PART IV INTELLECTUAL LIFE --
EDUCATION --
Egypt --
1. The Scribal Profession: Learn It! --
2. The Two-Track Egyptian Curriculum --
Greece --
3. The Curriculum from Childhood through Adolescence --
4. Aristotle's Vision of Education --
5. The Differing Spartan Vision of Education --
6. Choosing a Teacher --
Rome --
7. Quintilian's Prescription for Educating a Child --
8. At What Age Should a Child Be Taught to Read? --
9. An Orator's Education --
10. Pliny the Younger Endows a School --
RESPECT FOR WRITING, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE --
India --
11. The Delights of Poetry --
Egypt --
12. The Scribal Profession: Be One! --
Greece --
13. The Place of Poetry in Plato's Ideal Republic --
14. A Ciceronian Survey of Greek Historians --
15. An Ancient Style Manual --
16. The Frustrations and Rewards of Writing History --
Rome --
17. Cicero Argues the Case of the Importance of Literature --
18. Another Case for Literature --
HEALTH AND MEDICINE --
Sumeria --
19. Medical Strictures from the Code of Hammurabi --
China --
20. The Principle of Yin and Yang --
Egypt --
21. Egyptian Medical Practices --
22. Treatments for Fractured Skulls and Broken Collarbones --
Greece --
23. The Hippocratic Oath --
24. Case Studies from the Writings of Hippocrates --
25. A Miraculous Healing --
26. The Great Plague of Athens --
Rome --
27. A History of Ancient Medicine --
28. Health Maintenance --
29. Cures for the Common Cough --
30. The Medicinal Properties of Gold --
31. The Ills of the Emperor Augustus --
32. Don't Drink the Water (If It Comes Via Lead Pipes) --
ORATORY --
Israel --
33. Moses Uses the Power of Oratory to Avoid a Stoning --
Egypt --
34. Courtroom Oratory --
Greece --
35. The Keys to Success for an Orator --
36. Socrates Discusses the Essentials of Effective Oratory --
37. A Comparison of Two Oratorical Heavyweights: Demosthenes and Cicero --
38. How Demosthenes Became Interested in Oratory --
Rome --
39. A Historian Writes about Oratory --
40. The Orator Nonpareil Discusses His Art --
41. Isaeus Has No Equal --
42. "Instruct, Delight, Move": The Orator's Three Goals PART V MATERIAL LIFE --
FOOD AND DRINK --
Israel --
1. Clean and Unclean Foods --
2. Food and Drink on the Flight from Egypt --
China --
3. A Cook Who Took Care of His Carving Knife --
India --
4. Do Not Eat Meat --
Egypt --
5. The Staples of the Egyptian Diet According to Herodotus --
6. The Staples of the Egyptian Diet According to Plutarch --
7. Royal Repasts --
8. Pumpkin Purveyors Prevent Me from Paying My Taxes --
Greece --
9. Alexander the Great's Daily Meal Routine --
10. Avoid Superfluous Food --
11. The Joy of Eating Onions --
12. A Sensible Diet --
13. The Pythagoreans Did Like Beans --
14. Don't Drink Snow-Melt Water --
15. Plato Did Not Approve of Excessive Drinking --
16. How to Avoid Over-Indulgence at Parties and Banquets --
Rome --
17. Mark Antony's Lavish Dinner --
18. Trimalchio's Lavish Dinner --
19. Horace's Refined Dinner --
20. The Dinner Party Thrown by Nasidienus Rufus --
21. Horace Invites His Friend Torquatus to Dinner --
22. Stiffed for Dinner! --
23. Treat the Help Kindly --
24. The Emperor Augustus's Meal Routines --
25. A Pompous Host --
26. The Benefits of Fasting --
27. A Roman Cookbook --
28. Priestly Banquets --
29. Exotic Foods, Gluttonous Romans --
HOUSES AND FURNITURE --
Greece --
30. Odysseus's Unique Bed --
31. Ancient Greek House Building Styles --
32. Managing the Household --
Rome --
33. The Furniture Preferred by the Emperor Augustus --
34. Pliny's Tuscan Villa --
35. Silver Furniture and Dinner Dishware --
CLOTHING --
Sumeria --
36. Babylonian Clothing --
Israel --
37. The High Priest's Wardrobe --
India --
38. Comfortable Clothing in a Hot Climate --
Egypt/Greece --
39. Linen Clothing --
40. Laundry Advice --
Greece/Rome --
41. Greek Clothing Styles Invade Rome --
Rome --
42. An Emperor's Modest Attire --
43. The Well-Dressed Roman Orator --
44. Frugality in Clothing, Furniture, and Food --
45. Trimalchio's Fancy Wardrobe --
46. An Emperor's Immodest Attire --
47. School Clothes --
48. Upscale Adornments PART VI POLITICAL LIFE --
GOVERNMENT --
China --
1. "Govern the State by Correctness" --
India --
2. The Kings of India --
Egypt --
3. How the Kings of Egypt Governed --
4. The Duties of a Government Inspector --
Greece --
5. A New King Comes to Power --
6. A Critic's View of the Athenian Democracy --
7. A Proponent's View of the Athenian Democracy: Pericles's Funeral Oration --
Rome --
8. The Best of All Political Systems --
JUSTICE AND LEGAL SYSTEMS --
Sumeria --
9. Selections from the Code of Hammurabi --
Israel --
10. Moses's Augmentation of the Ten Commandments --
11. The Administration of Justice in Ancient Israel --
China --
12. The Right Laws for Directing the People --
India --
13. Making One's Thought Like the Law --
Egypt --
14. Proper Judicial Conduct --
15. Crime and Punishment in Alexandria --
Greece --
16. A Comparison of Two Famous Athenian Legislators --
17. A Unique Method for Banishing an Unpopular or Corrupt Politician --
18. The Trial of Socrates --
Rome --
19. Ancient Rome's Earliest Written Laws --
20. Uppity Women --
21. Augustus as Judge --
22. Aulus Gellius as Judge --
23. The Importance of Being Just --
WARFARE --
Israel --
24. Rules of War in Ancient Israel --
China --
25. Sunzi's Precepts on Warfare --
India --
26. Peace Is Superior to War --
27. Indian Military Ordnance --
28. The Benefits of Peace --
Egypt --
29. A Noted Egyptian's Military Career --
30. The Soldierly Life in Ancient Egypt --
Greece --
31. The Persian Invasion of Greece --
32. Alexander the Great's Warhorse --
33. Agesilaus's War Machine --
34. Is War Ever Profitable? --
Rome --
35. An Early Version of a Pax Romana --
36. Military Strategies --
37. The First Pyrrhic Victory --
38. Rules of War According to Cicero --
39. A Soldier's Perks PART VII RECREATIONAL LIFE --
SPORTS AND GAMES --
Egypt --
1. An Athletic Egyptian King --
2. An Athlete's Pension --
Greece --
3. An Epic Chariot Race --
4. An Old Athlete Holds His Own --
5. Orestes the Runner --
6. Orestes the Charioteer --
7. The Founding of the Olympics --
8. Requisite Physical Attributes for Athletes --
9. The (Ancient) World's Greatest Athlete --
10. Glaucos the Boxer --
11. A Very Noteworthy Greek Athlete --
12. A Boxer Who Was Wronged --
13. Is Wrestling the Oldest Sport? --
14. Anacharsis Quizzes Solon on the Value of Sports and Athletic Training --
Rome --
15. An Epic Boxing Match --
16. Not Interested in Chariot Races --
17. The (Ancient) World's Best Charioteer --
18. Attitudes Towards Charioteers and Gladiators --
19. The Circus Maximus: A Great Place to Meet People --
20. A Game of Chance --
21. A Roman Chess Game --
FISHING AND HUNTING --
India --
22. Hunting Elephants in India --
23. Hunting Tigers in India --
24. Hunting Turtles in India --
25. Hunting Rabbits and Foxes in India --
26. Off-Limits to Hunters --
Egypt --
27. Hunting Licenses --
Greece --
28. A Hunter Devoured by His Own Hunting Dogs --
29. The Hunt for the Calydonian Boar --
30. The Ideal Hunting Hound --
31. Hunting Rabbits in Greece --
32. Four Ways to Catch Fish --
33. Fly-Fishing --
34. Game Refuges --
35. Hunting and Fishing Regulations --
Rome --
36. Dolphins That Helped Fishermen --
37. Scamming the Fisherman --
38. Hunting and Capturing Lions --
39. Using Music in Hunting --
40. Hunting Hedgehogs --
41. Catching the Big Ones --
VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, AND FESTIVALS --
Greece --
42. A Celebration of Freedom --
Rome --
43. Festivities in Honor of a Roman General --
44. Cicero's Vacation in Antium --
45. Roman Holidays --
46. Oh, for a Vacation! PART VIII RELIGIOUS LIFE --
DEITIES --
Sumeria --
1. A Prayer to Shamash --
Israel --
2. Solomon Constructs God's Temple --
3. God Did Not Create the World --
Egypt --
4. Apuleius Sees the Goddess Isis in a Dream --
5. The Gods Originated in Egypt --
6. Animal Worship in Egypt: Plutarch --
7. Animal Worship in Egypt: Pliny the Elder --
Greece --
8. The Birth of the God Zeus --
9. Divine Omnipotence --
Rome --
10. Definitions of the Gods and Their Power --
11. Some Advice on How to Worship the Gods --
12. When Romans Come into Contact with Christians --
PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS RITUALS --
Israel/Egypt --
13. The Birth of Moses --
Egypt --
14. Egyptian Religious Rituals --
15. A Job Description for Priests --
16. Office of Prophet for Sale! --
Greece --
17. Some Priestly Advice for King Pentheus --
18. Shooting, or at Least Upbraiding, the Messenger --
Rome --
19. A Job Description for Priests --
20. Religious Rules, Regulations, and Rituals --
21. Religious Rituals in Case of an Earthquake --
22. Marcus Valerius and the Solemnizing of a Treaty --
23. Skepticism of Soothsayers --
24. Selecting Vestal Virgins DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE --
Israel --
25. The Death of Moses --
26. A Rebellion's Tragic Conclusion --
China --
27. Heaven, According to Master Mo --
India --
28. A Monk Commits Suicide --
Egypt --
29. Defending His Life --
30. A King Is Laid to Rest --
31. Building a Pyramid --
32. Setne's Travels Through the Afterlife --
Greece --
33. Odysseus's Travels Through the Afterlife --
34. A Spartan King's Obsequies --
35. Solon's Laws on Funerals and Wills --
36. True Grief --
Rome --
37. Funeral Rites for Notable Citizens --
38. The Last Will and Testament of a Flamboyant Rich Man --
39. Two Epitaphs
Series Title: Daily life through world history in primary documents
Responsibility: edited by David Matz.

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schema:description"PART V MATERIAL LIFE -- FOOD AND DRINK -- Israel -- 1. Clean and Unclean Foods -- 2. Food and Drink on the Flight from Egypt -- China -- 3. A Cook Who Took Care of His Carving Knife -- India -- 4. Do Not Eat Meat -- Egypt -- 5. The Staples of the Egyptian Diet According to Herodotus -- 6. The Staples of the Egyptian Diet According to Plutarch -- 7. Royal Repasts -- 8. Pumpkin Purveyors Prevent Me from Paying My Taxes -- Greece -- 9. Alexander the Great's Daily Meal Routine -- 10. Avoid Superfluous Food -- 11. The Joy of Eating Onions -- 12. A Sensible Diet -- 13. The Pythagoreans Did Like Beans -- 14. Don't Drink Snow-Melt Water -- 15. Plato Did Not Approve of Excessive Drinking -- 16. How to Avoid Over-Indulgence at Parties and Banquets -- Rome -- 17. Mark Antony's Lavish Dinner -- 18. Trimalchio's Lavish Dinner -- 19. Horace's Refined Dinner -- 20. The Dinner Party Thrown by Nasidienus Rufus -- 21. Horace Invites His Friend Torquatus to Dinner -- 22. Stiffed for Dinner! -- 23. Treat the Help Kindly -- 24. The Emperor Augustus's Meal Routines -- 25. A Pompous Host -- 26. The Benefits of Fasting -- 27. A Roman Cookbook -- 28. Priestly Banquets -- 29. Exotic Foods, Gluttonous Romans -- HOUSES AND FURNITURE -- Greece -- 30. Odysseus's Unique Bed -- 31. Ancient Greek House Building Styles -- 32. Managing the Household -- Rome -- 33. The Furniture Preferred by the Emperor Augustus -- 34. Pliny's Tuscan Villa -- 35. Silver Furniture and Dinner Dishware -- CLOTHING -- Sumeria -- 36. Babylonian Clothing -- Israel -- 37. The High Priest's Wardrobe -- India -- 38. Comfortable Clothing in a Hot Climate -- Egypt/Greece -- 39. Linen Clothing -- 40. Laundry Advice -- Greece/Rome -- 41. Greek Clothing Styles Invade Rome -- Rome -- 42. An Emperor's Modest Attire -- 43. The Well-Dressed Roman Orator -- 44. Frugality in Clothing, Furniture, and Food -- 45. Trimalchio's Fancy Wardrobe -- 46. An Emperor's Immodest Attire -- 47. School Clothes -- 48. Upscale Adornments"
schema:description"OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT -- India -- 15. Getting Old Is Not for the Faint-Hearted -- Egypt -- 16. The Downside of Old Age -- 17. No Way to Treat One's Father! -- 18. No Way to Treat an Old Man! -- Greece -- 19. A Spry Old Gentleman -- 20. How to Grow Old Gracefully -- 21. A Nonagenarian Shows Off His Intellect to Win His Court Case -- 22. Another Spry Nonagenarian -- 23. Near-Sighted Old People -- 24. Rude Athenians, Courteous Spartans -- 25. The Old Men Strike Back -- Rome -- 26. An Ideal Retirement -- 27. The Right Time for an Orator to Retire -- 28. Old Age Does Not Automatically Equate to a Loss of Vitality -- TRAVEL -- Egypt -- 29. A Roman Tourist Is Coming! -- Greece -- 30. Plato Suggests Travel Restrictions -- 31. Watch Out for the Wagon-Rollers! -- 32. Making a Pilgrimage to Olympia -- Rome -- 33. A Trip Down the Appian Way -- 34. Pliny Reports to Trajan on His Journey to Bithynia -- 35. Trajan's Reply to Pliny -- 36. Pliny's Response to Trajan -- 37. You Should Let Them Take You on a Sea Cruise -- MAKING A LIVING -- Egypt -- 38. Be a Scribe! -- 39. Yes, by All Means Be a Scribe! -- 40. Farmers and Craft Workers in Ancient Egypt -- Greece -- 41. The Farmer's Long Day...and Year -- 42. An Unrivaled Public Works Program -- Rome -- 43. Cicero on the Joys of Farming -- 44. Cicero on Other, Less Joyful Occupations -- 45. There's Gold in Those Hills!"
schema:description"PART IV INTELLECTUAL LIFE -- EDUCATION -- Egypt -- 1. The Scribal Profession: Learn It! -- 2. The Two-Track Egyptian Curriculum -- Greece -- 3. The Curriculum from Childhood through Adolescence -- 4. Aristotle's Vision of Education -- 5. The Differing Spartan Vision of Education -- 6. Choosing a Teacher -- Rome -- 7. Quintilian's Prescription for Educating a Child -- 8. At What Age Should a Child Be Taught to Read? -- 9. An Orator's Education -- 10. Pliny the Younger Endows a School -- RESPECT FOR WRITING, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE -- India -- 11. The Delights of Poetry -- Egypt -- 12. The Scribal Profession: Be One! -- Greece -- 13. The Place of Poetry in Plato's Ideal Republic -- 14. A Ciceronian Survey of Greek Historians -- 15. An Ancient Style Manual -- 16. The Frustrations and Rewards of Writing History -- Rome -- 17. Cicero Argues the Case of the Importance of Literature -- 18. Another Case for Literature -- HEALTH AND MEDICINE -- Sumeria -- 19. Medical Strictures from the Code of Hammurabi -- China -- 20. The Principle of Yin and Yang -- Egypt -- 21. Egyptian Medical Practices -- 22. Treatments for Fractured Skulls and Broken Collarbones -- Greece -- 23. The Hippocratic Oath -- 24. Case Studies from the Writings of Hippocrates -- 25. A Miraculous Healing -- 26. The Great Plague of Athens -- Rome -- 27. A History of Ancient Medicine -- 28. Health Maintenance -- 29. Cures for the Common Cough -- 30. The Medicinal Properties of Gold -- 31. The Ills of the Emperor Augustus -- 32. Don't Drink the Water (If It Comes Via Lead Pipes) -- ORATORY -- Israel -- 33. Moses Uses the Power of Oratory to Avoid a Stoning -- Egypt -- 34. Courtroom Oratory -- Greece -- 35. The Keys to Success for an Orator -- 36. Socrates Discusses the Essentials of Effective Oratory -- 37. A Comparison of Two Oratorical Heavyweights: Demosthenes and Cicero -- 38. How Demosthenes Became Interested in Oratory -- Rome -- 39. A Historian Writes about Oratory -- 40. The Orator Nonpareil Discusses His Art -- 41. Isaeus Has No Equal -- 42. "Instruct, Delight, Move": The Orator's Three Goals"
schema:description"PART VIII RELIGIOUS LIFE -- DEITIES -- Sumeria -- 1. A Prayer to Shamash -- Israel -- 2. Solomon Constructs God's Temple -- 3. God Did Not Create the World -- Egypt -- 4. Apuleius Sees the Goddess Isis in a Dream -- 5. The Gods Originated in Egypt -- 6. Animal Worship in Egypt: Plutarch -- 7. Animal Worship in Egypt: Pliny the Elder -- Greece -- 8. The Birth of the God Zeus -- 9. Divine Omnipotence -- Rome -- 10. Definitions of the Gods and Their Power -- 11. Some Advice on How to Worship the Gods -- 12. When Romans Come into Contact with Christians -- PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS RITUALS -- Israel/Egypt -- 13. The Birth of Moses -- Egypt -- 14. Egyptian Religious Rituals -- 15. A Job Description for Priests -- 16. Office of Prophet for Sale! -- Greece -- 17. Some Priestly Advice for King Pentheus -- 18. Shooting, or at Least Upbraiding, the Messenger -- Rome -- 19. A Job Description for Priests -- 20. Religious Rules, Regulations, and Rituals -- 21. Religious Rituals in Case of an Earthquake -- 22. Marcus Valerius and the Solemnizing of a Treaty -- 23. Skepticism of Soothsayers -- 24. Selecting Vestal Virgins"
schema:description"PART VII RECREATIONAL LIFE -- SPORTS AND GAMES -- Egypt -- 1. An Athletic Egyptian King -- 2. An Athlete's Pension -- Greece -- 3. An Epic Chariot Race -- 4. An Old Athlete Holds His Own -- 5. Orestes the Runner -- 6. Orestes the Charioteer -- 7. The Founding of the Olympics -- 8. Requisite Physical Attributes for Athletes -- 9. The (Ancient) World's Greatest Athlete -- 10. Glaucos the Boxer -- 11. A Very Noteworthy Greek Athlete -- 12. A Boxer Who Was Wronged -- 13. Is Wrestling the Oldest Sport? -- 14. Anacharsis Quizzes Solon on the Value of Sports and Athletic Training -- Rome -- 15. An Epic Boxing Match -- 16. Not Interested in Chariot Races -- 17. The (Ancient) World's Best Charioteer -- 18. Attitudes Towards Charioteers and Gladiators -- 19. The Circus Maximus: A Great Place to Meet People -- 20. A Game of Chance -- 21. A Roman Chess Game -- FISHING AND HUNTING -- India -- 22. Hunting Elephants in India -- 23. Hunting Tigers in India -- 24. Hunting Turtles in India -- 25. Hunting Rabbits and Foxes in India -- 26. Off-Limits to Hunters -- Egypt -- 27. Hunting Licenses -- Greece -- 28. A Hunter Devoured by His Own Hunting Dogs -- 29. The Hunt for the Calydonian Boar -- 30. The Ideal Hunting Hound -- 31. Hunting Rabbits in Greece -- 32. Four Ways to Catch Fish -- 33. Fly-Fishing -- 34. Game Refuges -- 35. Hunting and Fishing Regulations -- Rome -- 36. Dolphins That Helped Fishermen -- 37. Scamming the Fisherman -- 38. Hunting and Capturing Lions -- 39. Using Music in Hunting -- 40. Hunting Hedgehogs -- 41. Catching the Big Ones -- VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, AND FESTIVALS -- Greece -- 42. A Celebration of Freedom -- Rome -- 43. Festivities in Honor of a Roman General -- 44. Cicero's Vacation in Antium -- 45. Roman Holidays -- 46. Oh, for a Vacation!"
schema:description"DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE -- Israel -- 25. The Death of Moses -- 26. A Rebellion's Tragic Conclusion -- China -- 27. Heaven, According to Master Mo -- India -- 28. A Monk Commits Suicide -- Egypt -- 29. Defending His Life -- 30. A King Is Laid to Rest -- 31. Building a Pyramid -- 32. Setne's Travels Through the Afterlife -- Greece -- 33. Odysseus's Travels Through the Afterlife -- 34. A Spartan King's Obsequies -- 35. Solon's Laws on Funerals and Wills -- 36. True Grief -- Rome -- 37. Funeral Rites for Notable Citizens -- 38. The Last Will and Testament of a Flamboyant Rich Man -- 39. Two Epitaphs"
schema:description"PART III ECONOMIC LIFE -- URBAN LIFE -- China -- 1. Life with the Tax Man -- India -- 2. Indian Urban Life -- 3. Description of Indian Cities -- Egypt -- 4. The Wonders of Alexandria -- Greece -- 5. The Well-Planned City -- 6. Hippodamus: Planner of Cities -- Rome -- 7. The Founding of Rome -- 8. Big-City Blues -- 9. A Mansion Fit for a...Human Being! -- 10. The Extent of Rome (Part I) -- 11. The Extent of Rome (Part II) -- RURAL LIFE -- India -- 12. The Success of Indian Agriculture -- Greece -- 13. The Farmer Goes to Town -- 14. The Country Bumpkin -- Rome -- 15. A Roman Gentleman Visits His Country Estate -- 16. Buying a Farm -- 17. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse -- SLAVERY -- Israel/Egypt -- 18. The Enslavement of the Israelites -- 19. Hebrew Slaves of Hebrew Masters -- Egypt -- 20. Hermon and Bion: Escaped Slaves -- Greece -- 21. Treatment of Slaves in Ancient Greece -- 22. How to Teach Obedience to Slaves -- 23. Ideal and Inappropriate Slaves to Associate with and Instruct Children -- Rome -- 24. Freedom for Tiro -- 25. The Ideal Country Slave -- 26. Rags-to-Riches Stories -- 27. A Slave Revolt -- 28. A Slave Owner's Philosophy: Cato the Elder -- 29. A Slave Owner's Philosophy: Marcus Licinius Crassus -- TRADE AND COMMERCE -- Egypt/India -- 30. A Rather Lengthy Business Trip -- Greece -- 31. The Beginnings of Trade, Commerce, and Money -- 32. How to Succeed in Business -- 33. The World's Produce Flows to Athens: Thucydides -- 34. The World's Produce Flows to Athens: Isocrates -- 35. Athens as a Commercial Center -- 36. In the Market for a Good Used Horse? -- Rome -- 37. All Roads...and Shipping Lanes...and Trade Routes Lead to Rome"
schema:description"PART VI POLITICAL LIFE -- GOVERNMENT -- China -- 1. "Govern the State by Correctness" -- India -- 2. The Kings of India -- Egypt -- 3. How the Kings of Egypt Governed -- 4. The Duties of a Government Inspector -- Greece -- 5. A New King Comes to Power -- 6. A Critic's View of the Athenian Democracy -- 7. A Proponent's View of the Athenian Democracy: Pericles's Funeral Oration -- Rome -- 8. The Best of All Political Systems -- JUSTICE AND LEGAL SYSTEMS -- Sumeria -- 9. Selections from the Code of Hammurabi -- Israel -- 10. Moses's Augmentation of the Ten Commandments -- 11. The Administration of Justice in Ancient Israel -- China -- 12. The Right Laws for Directing the People -- India -- 13. Making One's Thought Like the Law -- Egypt -- 14. Proper Judicial Conduct -- 15. Crime and Punishment in Alexandria -- Greece -- 16. A Comparison of Two Famous Athenian Legislators -- 17. A Unique Method for Banishing an Unpopular or Corrupt Politician -- 18. The Trial of Socrates -- Rome -- 19. Ancient Rome's Earliest Written Laws -- 20. Uppity Women -- 21. Augustus as Judge -- 22. Aulus Gellius as Judge -- 23. The Importance of Being Just -- WARFARE -- Israel -- 24. Rules of War in Ancient Israel -- China -- 25. Sunzi's Precepts on Warfare -- India -- 26. Peace Is Superior to War -- 27. Indian Military Ordnance -- 28. The Benefits of Peace -- Egypt -- 29. A Noted Egyptian's Military Career -- 30. The Soldierly Life in Ancient Egypt -- Greece -- 31. The Persian Invasion of Greece -- 32. Alexander the Great's Warhorse -- 33. Agesilaus's War Machine -- 34. Is War Ever Profitable? -- Rome -- 35. An Early Version of a Pax Romana -- 36. Military Strategies -- 37. The First Pyrrhic Victory -- 38. Rules of War According to Cicero -- 39. A Soldier's Perks"
schema:description"PART I HISTORICAL OVERVIEW -- SUMERIA -- CHINA -- INDIA -- EGYPT -- ISRAEL -- GREECE -- ROME -- PART II DOMESTIC LIFE -- FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS -- Sumeria -- 1. Selections from the Code of Hammurabi -- Israel -- 2. Jewish Laws on Marriage and Families -- China -- 3. Raising Families in Ancient China -- India -- 4. Women, Men, and Marriage in Ancient India -- Egypt -- 5. Vizier Ptah-hotep's Advice on Family Life -- 6. Egyptian Marriage and Family Customs -- Greece -- 7. Solon Reforms the Domestic Laws of Athens -- 8. Socrates's Version of Marital Bliss -- 9. Unusual Marriage Customs in Sparta -- 10. Why So Many Guests Are Invited to Wedding Receptions -- Rome -- 11. Parenthood in Ancient Rome -- 12. A Good Father's Responsibilities -- 13. A Comparison of Spartan and Roman Marriage and Family Customs -- 14. On Living With, and Without, Matrimony"
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