• Life, Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire

    Life, Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire (Hardback) Edited by David S. Potter, Edited by D. J. Mattingly

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    DescriptionLife, Death, and Entertainment gives those who have a general interest in Roman antiquity a starting point informed by the latest developments in scholarship for understanding the extraordinary range of Roman society. Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the non-specialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as with a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainments throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity. The general reader will welcome this approachable and timely text. Contributors to the volume include Greg Aldrete, Hazel Dodge, Bruce W. Frier, Maud Gleason, Ann Hanson, David Mattingly, and David Potter. D. S. Potter is Professor of Classics and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan. D. J. Mattingly is Reader in Archaeology and Head of the Archaeology Division, University of Leicester.


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    Title
    Life, Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David S. Potter, Edited by D. J. Mattingly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 700 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472109241
    ISBN 10: 0472109243
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC21: 937.06
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    DC22: 937/.06
    LC classification: DG272 .L54 1999
    Illustrations note
    Maps, illustrations
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    31 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI