Describes the customs and day-to-day life of the inhabitants of ancient Rome
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Grade 7-10. This account goes into greater depth than many of the other books available on this subject. While clearly written, the information has been distilled from scholarly works and, as a result, is rather dry. Starting with the political structure of Rome, the history of the senatorial class is explained along with the gradual development of the state from a republic to an empire. All aspects of society are covered from home life and entertainment to being a soldier; from slaves and freedmen to the wealthiest citizens in the city and the surrounding countryside. Nardo dispels many of the exaggerated notions about Roman frivolity that have been perpetuated by films and stories. He also points out that the stadiums and theaters had tiny seating capacities when compared to the city's population. In keeping with the scholarly tone, the illustrations are of classical busts, engravings, and reproductions. Definitions are given in parenthesis next to words needing further explanation or translation so that readers don't have to refer constantly to the glossary. A solid series entry.?Jo-Anne Weinberg, Greenburgh Public Library, NY
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Book Description Lucent Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111560063351
Book Description Lucent Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1560063351