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    Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome (Paperback) By (author) J.P.V.D. Balsdon


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    DescriptionWhat was the shape of the average Roman's year? How and why did the seven-day week come into existence? What was the nature of Roman family life? How were children brought up and educated? What of slaves in the household - were their prospects as unexciting as those of nineteenth-century domestic servants, or worse, or better? What work did people do? How did they occupy their leisure? What games did they play? How did they relax? Was there any such thing as retirement? What do we know about the country-house life of the rich? How much did people travel, and in what conditions? What were their entertainments? What was on at the theatre? What was the appeal of gladiatorial fighting? How were gladiators trained? The material for answering these and dozens of similar questions comes from a wide variety of sources: from Latin writers, inscriptions, papyri, mosaics, stone reliefs, graffiti.

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    Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.P.V.D. Balsdon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842125939
    ISBN 10: 1842125931

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    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
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC21: 937
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    32 B/W Photo\Illu(s),3 Line Drawing(s),3 Map(s)
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr J.P.V.D. Balsdon was a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, where he lectured in Ancient History. He was President of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, a Member of the Council of the British School at Rome and a Fellow of the British Academy.