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    DescriptionThis handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD, including information that is hard to find and even harder to decipher. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome provides a unique look at a civilization whose art, literature, law, and engineering influenced the whole of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and beyond. The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts; the many Roman religions and festivals; the Roman system of personal names; contemporary poets and historians; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, as well as more than 125 site-specific photographs and line drawings. Maps chart the expansion and contraction of the territory from the foundation city of Rome itself to the Byzantine Empire and the ultimate decline of the West. Combining both archaeological and historical evidence, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome is perfect for anyone interested in Roman history, the classics, or an overview of the amazing period in which the Romans ruled.


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    Title
    Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lesley Adkins, By (author) Roy A. Adkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195123326
    ISBN 10: 0195123328
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 937
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: DG75 .A35 1998
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftone and line illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    15 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    About the Authors: Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books together including Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece.
    Review quote
    This beautifully produced book is a marvelous encyclopedia of Roman life...An unusual and intriguing reference book. The Good Book Guide