Daily Life of the Ancient Romans

Daily Life of the Ancient Romans

Hardback Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History

By (author) David Matz


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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 21mm | 449g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313303266
  • ISBN 13: 9780313303265
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations

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Use this fascinating reference resource to find out what it meant to be a typical Ancient Roman. Using plenty of anecdotal material written by Romans themselves, this volume explores the ins and outs of daily living for ordinary people, from their homes, to the foods they ate, to the sports and games they enjoyed. The ancient civilization is brought to life, and students can easily make comparisons between the people of that culture and the people of our own, discovering the similarities and differences between the two. Many different aspects of life in Ancient Rome are presented to provide a full and varied picture. Discover what the education system was like and what the critics had to say about it. Find out who the most successful gladiators and charioteers were, the equivalent of our modern-day sports superstars. Examine what life was like for slaves. These details and more help to provide an understanding of this ancient society that at first glance may seem very foreign but that upon closer study seems to have much in common with modern day society.

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DAVID MATZ is Associate Professor, Humanities, at Saint Bonaventure University.