This book, now available in paperback, concerns the everyday private and public lives of the citizens of ancient Rome. Drawing on a broad selection of contemporary sources, the author examines the institutions, actions and rituals of day to day life.
"Far better than anyone else who has written on daily life in
ancient Rome, Dupont conveys a sense of the city itself as both
physical and symbolic space." Times Literary Supplement
"Dupont's book is filled with fascinating minutiae of the
material aspects and customs of Roman life." Choice
"A fascinating study of Roman society....This translation from
French is lively and enjoyable." Library Journal
"This book presents fascinating reading-material, made available
in a well-written style." Mnemosyne
"The author's often unusual approach and her striking ability to
understand the Roman mind give it a unique stamp. She is very well
served too by her translator whose version is remarkably fluent and
graceful." Classics Ireland
Part I: The City and its People:.
1. Naming and Honour.
2. Wealth and Opulence.
Part II: Places and Lives: .
4. The Organization of Roman Space.
5. Roman Houses.
6. The Family.
7. The Army.
8. Living in Rome.
9. Political Life in the City.
Part III: Time and Action: .
10. Time and the Romans.
11. Measuring Time.
12. The Roman Calendar and Festivities.
13. The Ages of Man.
Part IV: The Roman Body:.
14. People and Bodies.
15. Clothing, Finery and Bathing.
16. Food, Banqueting and the Pleasures of the Evening.
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