Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0552540722
  • 9780552540728

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The veil of mystery surrounding Ancient Rome in the minds of those for whom the Caesars, the Colosseum and the Roman bacchanals are the prime associations, lifts magically as we enter nearly every aspect of Roman life on every level and observe the details firsthand. The daily lives of Romans from all classes are scrutinized:- what their homes were like, what food they ate, how they dressed, what occupations they engaged in, how the children were educated, how leisure time was channeled. From religion to family life, to the lives of the slaves, from the excesses practised by the upper classes to the poverty of the poorest, ancient Rome comes alive in text, illustrations and quotations from the writers of the day. A well organized, energetically conceived account to be picked up as an isolated whole or deftly applied as supplementary reading in the high schools. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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