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Daily Life in Ancient Rome : a Sourcebook

Author: Brian K Harvey
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Focus, an imprint of Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2016
Series: Focus book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian K Harvey
ISBN: 9781585107957 1585107956
OCLC Number: 968983370
Description: xii, 346 pages : illustrations
Contents: A short history of the Empire --
The monarchy --
The early Republic --
The fall of the Republic --
The Empire --
The late Empire --
The structure of society --
Citizenship --
Defining the aristocracy: birth and wealth --
The poor --
Virtue and vice --
Roman virtue --
Exemplary virtues --
Social vs. legal constraints --
Moral decay and its ramifications --
Examples of vice --
The family --
The familia and the paterfamilias --
Marriage --
Divorce, adultery and marital problems --
Women --
The traditional view of Roman women --
Male control of women --
Negative depictions of women --
Empowered women --
Children --
Constraints on population growth --
Birth and infancy --
Childhood --
Education --
Roman pets --
Slaves --
The institution of slavery --
Rural slaves --
Urban slaves --
The treatment of slaves --
Freedmen --
Three cities in Italy --
Rome --
Ostia --
Pompeii --
The urban experience --
Literary scenes of busy streets --
Graffiti from Pompeii --
Housing
Series Title: Focus book
Responsibility: edited and Translated, with an Introduction, by Brian K. Harvey

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