Roman Lives: Ancient Roman Life Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions

Roman Lives: Ancient Roman Life Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions

Paperback Focus Classical Sources

By (author) Brian K. Harvey

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  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 188 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 13mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: USA
  • ISBN 10: 1585101141
  • ISBN 13: 9781585101146
  • Sales rank: 659,227

Product description

"Roman Lives: Ancient Roman Life Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions" is a sourcebook that explores ancient life in all strata of Roman society by examining epitaphs and other inscriptions in Latin. Topics discussed include the aristocracy, religion, military life, Roman families, the imperial household, civilian occupations and the way scholars infer the facts of Roman civilization from non-literary records.

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Brian K. Harvey (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Kent State University.

Review quote

"The translations are elegant, clear and generally superb...The selection of inscriptions, notes and introductions do an excellent job of creating a useful textbook...Dr. Harvey has put a great deal of thought into the book and what will illuminate aspects of Roman daily life.-- Steven Tuck, Miami University in Ohio

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A sourcebook of Roman inscriptions which reveal not only the daily lives of average Romans, but the way scholars infer the facts of Roman civilization from non-literary records. For courses in Roman civilization at all levels.