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A day in old Rome : a picture of Roman life

Author: William Stearns Davis
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Biblo-Moser, [1961?]
Series: Roman life and times series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Stearns Davis
ISBN: 0819601063 9780819601063
OCLC Number: 20510169
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 482 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The general aspect of the city --
Streets and street life --
The homes of the lowly and of the mighty --
Roman women and Roman marriages --
Costume and personal adornment --
Food and drink, how the day is spent, the dinner --
The social orders : the slaves --
The social orders : freedmen, provincials, plebeians, and nobles --
Physicians and funerals --
Children and schooling --
Books and libraries --
Economic life of Rome I : banking, shops, and inns --
Economic life of Rome II : the industrial quarters, the grain trade, Ostia, the trade guilds --
The Fora, their life and buildings, the daily journal --
The Palatine and the palace of the Caesars, the government offices, and the police and city government of Rome --
The Praetorian camp, the imperial war machine --
The senate : a session and a debate --
The courts and the orators, the great baths, the public parks and environs of Rome --
The public games : the theater, the circus, and the amphitheater --
The Roman religion, the priesthoods, the Vestal Virgins --
The foreign cults : Cybele, Isis, Mithras; the Christians in pagan eyes --
A Roman villa, the love of the country --
The return of the emperor.
Series Title: Roman life and times series
Responsibility: by William Stearns Davis.

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