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    DescriptionVicki Le?n, the popular author of the "Uppity Women" series (more than 335,000 in print), has turned her impressive writing and research skills to the entertaining and unusual array of the peculiar jobs, prized careers and passionate pursuits of ancient Greece and Rome. From Architect to Vicarius (a deputy or stand-in)--and everything in between--"Working IX to V "introduces readers to the most unique (dream incubator), most courageous (elephant commander), and even the most ordinary (postal worker) jobs of the ancient world. Vicki Le?n brought a light and thoughtful touch to women's history in her earlier books, and she brings the same joy and singular voice to the daily work of the ancient world. You'll be surprised to learn how bloody an editor's job used to be, how even a slave could purchase a "vicarius" to carry out his duties and that early Greeks had their own ghost-busters with the apt title of "psychopompus." In addition to stand-alone profiles on callings, trades, and professions, Le?n offers numerous sidebar entries about actual people who performed these jobs, giving a human face to the ancient workplace. Combining wit and rich scholarship, "Working IX to V" is filled with anecdotes, insights, and little-known facts that will inform and amuse readers of all ages. For anyone captivated by the ancient past, "Working IX to V" brings a unique insight into the daily grind of the classical world. You may never look at your day-to-day work in the same way!


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    Title
    Working IX to V
    Subtitle
    Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vicki Leon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 179 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802715562
    ISBN 10: 0802715567
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
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    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC21: 937
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    LC classification: CB311 .L46 2007
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    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Walker & Company
    Imprint name
    Walker & Company
    Publication date
    29 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY