As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History

As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History


By (author) Jo-Ann Shelton

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 230mm x 22mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 11 December 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 019508974X
  • ISBN 13: 9780195089745
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: line drawings
  • Sales rank: 109,009

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This is the second edition of a popular and successful sourcebook on Roman social history. The selections, all in English translations prepared by the author, are drawn from a wide array of documents - letters, manuals, recipes, graffiti, and inscriptions as well as literary sources - and together they offer a fascinating glimpse into family life, housing, entertainment, health, education, religion, and other important topics. This is a unique introduction to Roman culture, appropriate for courses in ancient Roman history and for general readers interested in ancient history. For the new edition, new selections have been added and bibliographical material has been updated.

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Author information

Jo-Ann Shelton is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of several books and articles on the social and cultural history of Rome in the early imperial period, including Hercules Furens: The Madness of Hercules (1991).

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[on the first edition] "This is the finest work of its kind. It is comprehensive and readable. The selections are appropriate and her introductions to them are excellent. I will highly recommend it to everyone interested in an orientation to the Roman world."-Ronald L. Tyler, Pepperdine University