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    DescriptionThis book, now available in paperback, concerns the everyday private and public lives of the citizens of ancient Rome. Drawing on a broad selection of contemporary sources, the author examines the institutions, actions and rituals of day to day life.


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    Title
    Daily Life in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Florence Dupont
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 444 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631193951
    ISBN 10: 0631193952
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    DC22: 937.02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 937.02
    Thema V1.0: NHDA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    27 October 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Florence Dupont is Professor of Latin at the University of Nice. Christopher Woodall is a freelance translator and journalist.
    Review quote
    "Far better than anyone else who has written on daily life in ancient Rome, Dupont conveys a sense of the city itself as both physical and symbolic space." Times Literary Supplement "Dupont's book is filled with fascinating minutiae of the material aspects and customs of Roman life." Choice "A fascinating study of Roman society...This translation from French is lively and enjoyable." Library Journal "This book presents fascinating reading-material, made available in a well-written style." Mnemosyne "The author's often unusual approach and her striking ability to understand the Roman mind give it a unique stamp. She is very well served too by her translator whose version is remarkably fluent and graceful." Classics Ireland
    Back cover copy
    This is a vivid and intimate account of everyday life in ancient Rome during the Republic, from the downfall of the kings in 509 BC to the seizure of power by Augustus in 27 BC. Drawing widely on rich contemporary sources, Florence Dupont recreates the public and private lives, rituals, actions, institutions, and religion of the Roman Republic. She shows how Roman culture and society revolved around one kind of individual, the Roman citizen, whose roles encompassed soldier, voter, estate-owner, householder and slave-master, "paterfamilias, " priest, party-goer, farmer and city-dweller. It was citizenship, she reveals, that shaped Roman notions of space, time, human nature and the human body. The author describes the profound effect of Rome's increasing power and wealth. Excess, luxury and greed gradually eroded the traditional values of order, thrift, honor and liberty: citizens became transformed into subjects. 'Streets flowed with precious wines and the blood of exotic wild animals and inumerable oxen, ' she writes. 'Makeshift theaters were thrown up and bedecked with gold and ivory. In a hopeless attempt to empty both its own coffers and those of the nobility, the republic endowed the city with temples, basilicas and colonnades. But the world was too rich, too vast, and Rome, at its center, choked on all its wealth.'
    Table of contents
    Foreword. Part I: The City and its People:. 1. Naming and Honour. 2. Wealth and Opulence. 3. Freedom. Part II: Places and Lives: . 4. The Organization of Roman Space. 5. Roman Houses. 6. The Family. 7. The Army. 8. Living in Rome. 9. Political Life in the City. Part III: Time and Action: . 10. Time and the Romans. 11. Measuring Time. 12. The Roman Calendar and Festivities. 13. The Ages of Man. Part IV: The Roman Body:. 14. People and Bodies. 15. Clothing, Finery and Bathing. 16. Food, Banqueting and the Pleasures of the Evening. Conclusion. Notes. List of Important. Bibliography. Index.