Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

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Overview

Ancient Greece comes alive in this recreation of the daily lives of ordinary people—men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Taking account of the most up-to-date discoveries, the author provides a wealth of information on such varied facets of Greek life as food and drink, dress, housing, literacy, juvenile delinquency, the plight of the elderly, the treatment of slaves, and much more.

Readers can gain an in-depth understanding of what it was like to live in one of the greatest eras of human history. Garland provides answers to such questions as: What were the Ancient Greeks' attitudes toward foreigners? What was their life expectancy? How were women treated? Passages from ancient authors enhance the text of this indispensable reference work.

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Overviews aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Greece, encompassing men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, and rich and poor. Includes chapters on space and time, language and literacy, private life, the public sphere, leisure, and the impact of ancient Greece on modern culture, plus a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313303838
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 262
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT GARLAND is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of Classics at Colgate University.

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Table of Contents

Chronology
Maps
Author's Note
Introduction
1 Historical Outline 1
2 Space and Time 21
3 Language, Alphabet, and Literacy 35
4 The People 43
5 Private Life 83
6 The Public Sphere 131
7 Pleasure and Leisure 171
8 The Impact of Ancient Greece on Modern Culture 209
Glossary of Greek Terms 215
For Further Reading 219
Index 231
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