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    DescriptionRobert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature, letters, inscriptions and graffiti and their traces can be found in the histories, treatises, plays and poetry created by the elite. A world lost from view for two millennia is recreated through these, and other, tell-tale bits of evidence cast off by the visible mass of Roman history and culture. Invisible Romans reveals how everyday Romans sought to survive and thrive under the afflictions of disease, war, and violence, and to control their fates under powers that both oppressed and ignored them. Their lives - both familiar and foreign to ours today - are shown against the tumult of a great empire that shaped their worlds as it forged the wider world around them.


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    Title
    Invisible Romans
    Subtitle
    Prostitutes, Outlaws, Slaves, Gladiators, Ordinary Men and Women... the Romans That History Forgot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert C. Knapp
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 334 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846684029
    ISBN 10: 1846684021
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Libri: EURO1008
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC23: 937
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Knapp is an historian by training, holding a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Ancient History. He has written three books and numerous academic articles on ancient history, a subject he focused on for over thirty years at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is now Professor Emeritus.
    Review quote
    "'In this facinating study, the veteran medieval historian R. I. Moore arggues with the zeal of a convert that we many have radically misunderstood [the war on heresy]. And on that proposition, much in Western medieval history turns.' (TLS) 'The task Knapp set himself was hugely ambitious, and it is a tribute that not only did he succeed, but that he managed to make the telling of it entertaining as well as informative' (Scotsman)"