|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||REVISED & EXPANDED|
|Product dimensions:||5.76(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.73(d)|
About the Author
Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University and has written many books about life in the ancient world, including Travel in the Ancient World, and Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World, both available from Johns Hopkins.
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"This book presents a series of concise sketches of key phases of life in the Roman world during its greatest period, the peaceful and prosperous years of the first and second centuries A.D.: what life was like in the city, in the countryside, on the road; what it was like in the various levels of society... The sketches are fashioned to reveal how the inevitable cycle from birth to death that we all share played out in the circumstances of this very special age."from Everyday Live in Ancient Rome
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"An evocative study of the average Roman: when he got up, when he ate, how he earned a living and why a career in the army was greatly sought after, in spite of the dangers."