Leisure and Ancient Rome

J. P. Toner

Published by Polity Press, 1995
ISBN 10: 0745614329 / ISBN 13: 9780745614328
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Synopsis: In this book Toner offers a new way of looking at Roman society at all levels, not just among the elite, by examining the imperial games and the baths as well as gambling, the taverns, theatre and carnivals.

Book Description: This book provides a fascinating look at the nature & role of leisure in ancient Roman society. As leisure was central to social life & therefore an integral part of history, this highly innovative text represents a significant contribution to what has been called a more "human" history. The book examines the imperial games & the baths, as well as the forms of leisure associated with popular culture, such as gambling, the taverns, theatre, & carnivals. It illustrates how these activities, which were central to the imperial program, were also a focus of tension between social classes & between traditionalist & modern elements in Roman culture.

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Title: Leisure and Ancient Rome
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Good

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