The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire

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Appearing earlier in the multivolume series "A History of Private Life", this text is a history of the Roman Empire in pagan times. It is an interpretation of the universal civilization of the Romans, so much of it Hellenic, that later gave way to Christianity. The civilization, culture, literature, art, and even religion of Rome are discussed in this more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 175.26 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • The Belknap Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0674777719
  • 9780674777712
  • 1,624,650

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From reviews of A History of Private Life: The new emphasis on the history of everybody has now been consecrated in [this] ambitious five-volume series...Copious illustrative materials--paintings, drawings, caricatures, and photographs, all cannily chosen and wittily captioned to display domestic life...Magnificent. -- Roger Shattuck New York Times Book Review From reviews of A History of Private Life: This series has deservedly attracted huge praise from historians of all hues for its scholarly imagination and beautiful presentation. -- Andrew Freedman Financial Timesshow more

Table of contents

Introduction From Mother's Womb to Last Will and Testament Marriage Slavery The Household and Its Freed Slaves Where Public Life Was Private "Work" and Leisure Patrimony Public Opinion and Utopia Pleasures and Excesses Tranquilizers Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Indexshow more

About Paul Veyne

Paul Veyne is Professor at the College de more