Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire / Edition 2by Jerome Carcopino, Mary Beard
Pub. Date: 11/10/2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
This classic book brings to life imperial Rome as it was during the second century A.D., the time of Trajan and Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Commodus. It was a period marked by lavish displays of wealth, a dazzling cultural mix, and the advent of Christianity. The splendor and squalor of the city, the spectacles, and the day’s routines are reconstructed from
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Carcopino wrote the book so that I could pcture mentally what the buildings, streets and people were like. A well-written book that comes to life at least for me.