Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 1

Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 1

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by Gregory S. Aldrete
     
 

ISBN-10: 031333174X

ISBN-13: 9780313331749

Pub. Date: 12/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Despite the fact that the majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire lived an agricultural existence and thus resided outside of urban centers, there is no denying the fact that the core of Roman civilization—its essential culture and politics—was based in cities. Even at the furthest boundaries of the Empire, Roman cities shared a remarkable and

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Despite the fact that the majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire lived an agricultural existence and thus resided outside of urban centers, there is no denying the fact that the core of Roman civilization—its essential culture and politics—was based in cities. Even at the furthest boundaries of the Empire, Roman cities shared a remarkable and consistent similarity in terms of architecture, art, infrastructure, and organization which was modeled after the greatest city of all, Rome itself. In Gregory Aldrete's exhaustive account, readers will have the opportunity to peer into the inner workings of daily life in ancient Rome, to witness the full range of glory, cruelty, sophistication, and deprivation that characterized Roman cities, and will perhaps even gain new insight into the nature and history of urban existence in America today.

Included are accounts of Rome's history, infrastructure, government, and inhabitants, as well as chapters on life and death, the dangers and pleasures of urban living, entertainment, religion, the emperors, and the economy. Additional sections explore two other important Roman cities: Ostia, an industrial port town, and Pompeii, the doomed playground of the rich. This volume is ideal for high school and college students, as well as for anyone interested in examining the realities of life in ancient Rome. A chronology of the time period, maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313331749
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Roman Cities

History of Ancient Rome

Infrastructure of Ancient Rome

Government of Ancient Rome

The People of Ancient Rome

Living and Dying in Ancient Rome

Dangers of Life in Ancient Rome

Pleasures of Life in Ancient Rome

Entertainment in Ancient Rome

Religion in Ancient Rome

The Emperors and Ancient Rome

The Economy and Ancient Rome

Ostia: An Industrial Port City

Pompeii: A Time-Capsule of Roman Daily Life

Conclusion: Three Visions of Roman Urbanism: Rome, Ostia, and Pompeii

Appendix I: A Brief Guide to Understanding Roman Names

Appendix II: A Brief Guide to Roman Timekeeping and the Calendar

Appendix III: A Brief Guide to Roman Clothing and Appearance

Appendix IV: A Brief Guide to Roman Construction Techniques

Appendix V: The History of the City of Rome from Antiquity to Today

Appendix VI: Timeline of Roman History

Bibliography

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

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