Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Updated Edition provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information on all areas of Roman life, moving from the eighth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D., spanning more than 1,200 years. Organized thematically, each chapter includes an extensive bibliography as well as site-specific photographs, line drawings, and maps, more than 175 in all. Clear, authoritative, and well-organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Updated Edition provides a unique look at a society whose art,...
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Overview

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Updated Edition provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information on all areas of Roman life, moving from the eighth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D., spanning more than 1,200 years. Organized thematically, each chapter includes an extensive bibliography as well as site-specific photographs, line drawings, and maps, more than 175 in all. Clear, authoritative, and well-organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Updated Edition provides a unique look at a society whose art, literature, law, and engineering have profoundly influenced the development and shape of Western civilization throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and up to today.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-Broadly thematic in its arrangement, this reference book covers a wide range of topics and myriad details of Roman life from 800 B.C.-A.D. 500. A detailed index provides easy and complete access to the contents, maps, illustrations, charts, and tables. The bibliography cites mostly British journals and publications. An ideal and readable resource for students of Roman history and the classics.
Booknews
A reference to facts and figures about ancient Rome from the eight century B.C. to the fifth A.D. The thematic sections cover the republic and the empire, military affairs, geography, town and country, travel and trade, literature, religion, economy and industry, and everyday aspects such as family, entertainment, and medicine. Each section concludes with a list of further reading. Well illustrated in black and white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"An unusual and intriguing reference book."—The Good Book Guide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816050260
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Facts on File Library of World History
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,236,444
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books together including Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of maps
List of illustrations
List of tables
1 Republic and empire 1
2 Military affairs 51
3 Geography of the Roman world 109
4 Towns and countryside 139
5 Travel and trade 185
6 Written evidence 221
7 Religion 273
8 Economy and industry 339
9 Everyday life 373
Bibliography 399
Index 412
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