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    DescriptionA Day in the Life of Ancient Athens sets out to answer some of the questions often posed by students, the general public, and even teachers, about what it was actually like to live in Ancient Athens. Taking the framework of a typical day in the life of the city and its people, this volume looks at the minutiae of everyday living. Much is known about the great achievements of Athens, but information about the ordinary round of life -- about food, furniture, and fashion, about make-up and laundry, children's games and the whole industry based on the favored masculine pastime of the dinner party -- is hard to find. This book draws together information from a wide range ofsources: from court cases to after-dinner stories, tragedy to comedy, painted pottery to gravestones, bringing the ordinary Athenian to life. In this volume, one can learn what was Plato's favorite food, the Ancient Greek cure for a hangover, what to use for baby food and the Greek version of aromatherapy. Linda Hennessy's illustrations, drawn from original source material, help the reader to enter the window of the unfamiliar but fascinating Ancient Athens.

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    A Day in the Life of Ancient Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilary J. Deighton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 90
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853991370
    ISBN 10: 1853991376

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: PA
    DC22: 938.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    Abridged Dewey: 477
    BISAC V2.8: FOR033000, LCO003000
    DC20: 938.5
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25670
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DSBB, DB, NHD, CJ, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country