Daily Life in Ancient Rome : The People and the City at the Height of the Empire Paperback
Edited by Henry T. Rowell
In this portrait of life in Ancient Rome, the author begins by painting a backcloth on which the social, political, cultural and religious aspects of the community are drawn.
He enlarges on the details of everyday life, following the typical routine of a normal day from dawn to dinner and the talk that continued long into the night.
This study, which includes a bibliography and notes by Professor Rowell, describes the houses and multi-storeyed apartments of the city of over a million inhabitants, the social classes from senators to slaves and the Roman family and the position of women.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, bibliography
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/06/1991
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780140124873
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Review by SofiaB
I enjoyed some chapters, but in the rest there is much moralizing about the ancient world, and it dates the book's approach to scholarship. The chapters I liked were the first few chapters on Roman houses, the chapter on getting ready in the morning, and the last chapter on eating, strolling and bathing.