Artifacts from Ancient Rome, 1st Edition

  • James B. Tschen-Emmons
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  • ISBN-10: 1610696204
  • ISBN-13: 9781610696203
  • DDC: 937
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Artifacts from Ancient Rome is a unique social history that explores major aspects of daily life in a long-ago era via images of physical objects and historical information about these items. Specifically intended for high school and junior college students, the work also affords "hands-on training" on how to approach primary sources. The author-a historian also trained as an archaeologist-begins by explaining the concept of using artifacts to understand and "see" the past and providing a primer for effectively analyzing artifacts. Entries on the artifacts follow, with each containing an introduction, a description of the artifact, an explanation of its significance, and a list of further sources of information. Readers of the book will not only gain a composite impression of daily life in ancient Rome through the study of artifacts from domestic life, religion, war, transportation, entertainment, and more, but will also learn how to best understand and analyze primary sources for learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Evaluate Artifacts.
Chronology of Events.
1: Communications and Record Keeping.
2: Abacus.
3: Calendar.
4: Graffiti.
5: Inkwell.
6: Seal Ring.
7: Wax Tablet.
8: Cooking and Food.
9: Amphora.
10: Bread Oven.
11: Cooking Pot.
12: Dining Couch.
13: Entertainment.
14: Dice and Tavern Game Board.
15: Lyre.
16: Mosaic of a Boxer.
17: Theatrical Mask.
18: Toys.
19: Grooming, Clothing, and Accessories.
20: Fibula.
21: Perfume Bottle.
22: Phalera.
23: Portrait Bust.
24: Razor.
25: Sandals.
26: Strigil.
27: Toga Praetexta.
28: Household Items.
29: Cave Canem Mosaic.
30: Drainpipes.
31: Oil Lamp.
32: Public Toilets.
33: Sundial.
34: Religion and Funerary Practices.
35: Aedicule Memorial.
36: Bulla.
37: Catacombs.
38: Curse Tablet.
39: Lar.
40: Sistrum.
41: Votive Male Torso.
42: Tools and Weapons.
43: Ballista.
44: Coin Mold.
45: Fasces.
46: Gladius.
47: Scales and Steelyard.
48: Scalpels and Bronze Scissors.
49: Transportation.
50: Farm Cart.
51: Horse Bit.
52: Milestone.
53: Rostrum.
Select Bibliography.
About the Author.