Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series) [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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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."

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Journal of Classics Teaching

"[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."

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MBR Bookwatch

"^IDaily Life in the Roman City^R 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."

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The Historian

"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."

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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: eBook
  • Sales rank: 933,393
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 15 MB
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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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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : Roman cities 1
2 History of ancient Rome 7
3 Infrastructure of ancient Rome 25
4 Government of ancient Rome 43
5 The people of ancient Rome 55
6 Living and dying in ancient Rome 75
7 Dangers of life in ancient Rome 93
8 Pleasures of life in ancient Rome 107
9 Entertainment in ancient Rome 119
10 Religion in ancient Rome 141
11 The emperors and ancient Rome 167
12 The economy and ancient Rome 187
13 Ostia : an industrial port city 203
14 Pompeii : a time capsule of Roman daily life 219
15 Conclusion : three visions of Roman urbanism : Rome, Ostia, and Pompeii 235
App. I A brief guide to understanding Roman names 239
App. II A brief guide to Roman timekeeping and the calendar 241
App. III A brief guide to Roman clothing and appearance 245
App. IV A brief guide to Roman construction techniques 251
App. V The history of the city of Rome from antiquity to today 255
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