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

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

by Gregory S. Aldrete
 
This volume is ideal for high school and college students, as well as anyone interested in examining the realities of life in Rome and the ancient Roman cities.

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This volume is ideal for high school and college students, as well as anyone interested in examining the realities of life in Rome and the ancient Roman cities.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is the type of book I could have done with as a newly qualified teacher… Aldrete has written an extraordinarily compact book on Roman history and society. He has a gift for condensing a huge amount of information into an accessible, readable form… I recommend this book for classroom and library use in schools. Undergraduates embarking on classical studies would also find it useful, as would anyone about to teach Classical Civilization with little specific knowledge." - Journal of Classics Teaching

"Daily Life in the Roman City is a useful textbook for a Roman civilization course….It offers an introduction into the functionality and character of ancient cities and the main differences from their modern counterparts." - The Historian

"[F]or high school to college collections….[c]overs life in Rome, Pompeii and Ostia, covering not just history but political and governmental structures, local culture, dangers and pleasures, and the arts. Students receive plenty of references and supporting documentation." - MBR Bookwatch

"In addition to describing the physical buildings of the classical city of Rome, Aldrete (history and humanistic studies, U. of Wisconsin-Green Bay) explains how the city functioned, who lived there, and what the lives of inhabitants were like. His focus is on ordinary people, who might see the rich and famous pass by now and then, but mostly just went about their lives. Living and dying, dangers and pleasures, entertainment and religion, and the economy are among his topics. He also includes chapters on the industrial port city Ostia, and Pompeii as preserved by ash." - Reference & Research Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313017971
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,105,551
File size:
16 MB
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Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

GREGORY S. ALDRETE is Associate Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He is the author of Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome (1999), and editor of The Ancient World volume in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life (Greenwood, 2004).

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