Half Title Page.
1: Domestic Life.
2: Growing Up in Sparta was No Picnic.
3: A Failure to Launch, in an Athenian Family.
4: Even in Ancient Rome, the Dog was Man’s—and Woman’s—Best Friend.
5: A Prearranged Marriage.
6: An Extremely Devoted Wife.
8: Plutarch’s Prescription for a Child’s Education.
9: Socrates and Protagoras Discuss Issues in Education.
10: Funding for Roman Schools.
11: Spare the Rod, and Other Educational Precepts of Quintilian.
13: Pay It Back! Apollodorus and His Day in Court.
14: Workers Needed for Building the Parthenon.
15: Cicero Advises His Son on a Right and Proper Career.
16: The Sky is No Longer the Limit: Diocletian’s Cap on Wages and Prices.
17: Food and Clothing.
18: Plutarch and Friends Talk Dirty (Laundry).
19: After a Long Day of Marching or Fighting, What did the Homeric Heroes Eat?.
20: Spinning Thread and Making Clothing.
21: Controlling Appetite and Curbing Weight Gain.
22: Health Care.
23: Hippocrates and the Ethics of the Medical Profession.
24: A Medical Miracle Man who Declined to Give an Encore Performance.
25: How to Obtain Good Health, and Keep it.
26: How the Mind can Heal the Body.
28: Vitruvius’s Description of an Elegant Home.
29: A Husband and Wife Discuss Their Domicile: A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place.
30: You Take Your Life in Your Hands if You Live in Rome.
31: Ah! At Last I can Live Like a Human Being!.
32: Intellectual Life.
33: An Intellectual on Trial.
34: An Intellectual who Invented Many Ingenious Devices.
35: An Intellectual Defends the Study of Literature.
36: An Intellectual Pays Tribute to His Uncle’s Literary Output.
38: Out with Him! An Athenian Method of Ridding the City of Tiresome Politicians.
39: Women in Politics? In Ancient Athens?.
40: Homegrown Terrorism?.
41: The Women of Rome Refuse to Back Down.
43: Squabbling among the Gods was a Major Headache for Zeus.
44: King Croesus Consults—and Bribes?—the Delphic Oracle.
45: Julius Caesar Becomes a God.
46: Job Description for a Vestal Virgin.
48: A Case of Assault and Battery.
49: Women? Taking Over the Acropolis?.
50: A Tribune Speaks, a Riot Ensues.
51: Everybody Talks about the Weather, but No One does anything about It.
52: Sports and Games.
53: The Goddess was on His Side.
54: The (Ancient) World’s Greatest Athlete.
55: “Put Me in, Coach”: A Famous Athletic Trainer.
56: The Resume of Ancient Rome’s Superstar Charioteer.
Biographical Sketches of Important Individuals Mentioned in Text.
About the Author.