Social and Private Life at Rome in the Time of Plautus and Terence

Social and Private Life at Rome in the Time of Plautus and Terence

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This is one of the "Studies in History, Economics and Public Law" of Columbia University.
Believing that the social life of the Ciceronian Age and the Imperial Period has been treated in exhaustive detail while that of the Republic has been comparatively neglected, the author has chosen the first half of the second century B. C. for her subject. She has chosen her sources chiefly from Plautus and Terence, but also from Polybius, Livy, and Cato's "De re rustica." She feels that _the comedies of Plautus and Terence give more information of Roman private life than has generally been believed. The preface states that in nearly every instance the material obtained from the comedies is paralleled and substantiated by references from Cato, Polybius, Livy and similar sources.
The chapter headings indicate the nature and extent of the book: Town and Country Houses; Women and Marriages; General and Higher Education; Slaves; Freedmen and. Clients; Finance and Industry; Religion; Morals and Character.
Whether all scholars agree with the deductions drawn, there will, however, be few to dispute the excellence of the work. The clear presentation and scholarly treatment are throughout noticeable.
-Historical Outlook: A Journal for Readers, Students and Teachers, Vol. 10 [1919]
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 272.15g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514118211
  • 9781514118214
  • 2,512,522