Everyday Life in Ancient Rome by Lionel CassonEveryday Life in Ancient Rome by Lionel Casson

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

byLionel Casson

Paperback | January 11, 1999

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In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as Daily Life in Ancient Rome, includes two new chapters as well as full documentation of the sources.

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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Title:Everyday Life in Ancient RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.45 inPublished:January 11, 1999Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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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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Everyday Life in Ancient Rome by Lionel Casson presents a series of concise sketches of key phases of life in the Roman world during the prosperous years of the first and second centuries AD. What was life like in the city, in the countryside, and at the various levels of society? These sketches reveal how the inevitable cycle of birth to death unfolded in this unique age.

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A series of concise sketches of key phases of life in the Roman world during its greatest period, the era of peace and prosperity in the first and second centuries A.D.



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.