Roman Empire / Edition 1

Roman Empire / Edition 1

by Paul Veyne
     
 

This compact book - which appeared earlier in the multivolume series A History of Private Life - is a history of the Roman Empire in pagan times. It is an interpretation setting forth in detail the universal civilization of the Romans - so much of it Hellenic - that later gave way to Christianity. The civilization, culture, literature, art, and even religion of Rome… See more details below

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This compact book - which appeared earlier in the multivolume series A History of Private Life - is a history of the Roman Empire in pagan times. It is an interpretation setting forth in detail the universal civilization of the Romans - so much of it Hellenic - that later gave way to Christianity. The civilization, culture, literature, art, and even religion of Rome are discussed in this masterly work by a leading scholar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900674777711
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Introduction6
From Mother's Womb to Last Will and Testament9
Marriage33
Slavery51
The Household and Its Freed Slaves71
Where Public Life Was Private95
"Work" and Leisure117
Patrimony139
Public Opinion and Utopia161
Pleasures and Excesses183
Tranquilizers207
Notes237
Bibliography239
Acknowledgments243
Index245

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