Examines the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics.
“This book will be of the greatest service . . . a scholarly and convenient presentation of a vast array of facts.” –Times Literary Supplement In this well-written and well-researched social history, F. R. Cowell succeeds in making Life in Ancient Rome alive and dynamic. The combination of acute historical detail and supplementary illustrations makes this book perfectly suited for the student preparing to explore classics, as well as the tourist preparing to explore twentieth-century Rome. Lucid and engaging, Life in Ancient Rome is for anyone seeking familiarity with the greatness that was Rome.