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The edible sea

Author: Paul J Hill; Mavis A Hill
Publisher: South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Recreates the public buildings, temples, shops, and houses of ancient Athens and Rome, providing a window through which to look at the development of the cities and their architecture, and to discuss various aspects of daily life, including religion, food, drama, games, food, culture, and entertainment.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Hill; Mavis A Hill
ISBN: 0498015505 9780498015502
OCLC Number: 1175807
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 276 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I: Athens : 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 --
Part II: Rome : The site of Rome: Rome before the empire --
The imperial capital: 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.
Responsibility: Paul J. and Mavis A. Hill.
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Recreates the public buildings, temples, shops, and houses of ancient Athens and Rome, providing a window through which to look at the development of the cities and their architecture, and to discuss various aspects of daily life, including religion, food, drama, games, food, culture, and entertainment.

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