Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Hardback Voices of an Era

By (author) David Matz


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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 279mm x 25mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 12 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313387389
  • ISBN 13: 9780313387388
  • Illustrations note: 5
  • Sales rank: 1,163,850

Product description

Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life sheds light on various aspects of Greek and Roman daily life by examining excerpts from the works of ancient authors who wrote about these topics. Written to help readers truly understand what life within an ancient civilization was like, each entry is preceded by background information and followed by thought-provoking questions. This book covers fascinating topics such as domestic life, employment, housing, food and clothing, sports and games, public safety, education, health care, politics, and religion. Each chapter contains several relevant documents excerpted from the writings of ancient authors accompanied by background information, reading and thought questions, bibliographical data, and suggestions for further reading. An introductory essay to the volume, a guide for evaluating original sources, and bio-notes on the ancient authors are also included. As with other volumes in the Greenwood Voices of an Era series, this book contains much more than just a series of documents: it provides the information and tools that will promote critical thinking and support the research process.

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Author information

David Matz is professor of classical languages at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY. His published works include Greenwood's Daily Life of the Ancient Romans and Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, as well as other books on Greek and Roman history and culture.

Review quote

"This volume will well serve students taking introductory classics courses. It will be a fun addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in Greek and Roman history." - Library Journal "This volume, using excerpts from ancient primary documents, brings the people of ancient Greece and Rome to life." - Library Media Connection