The World of Ancient Rome: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • James W. Ermatinger
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  • ISBN-10: 144082908X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440829086
  • DDC: 937.003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 813 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

While the political history and prominent figures of Ancient Rome are well known, accounts of daily life in that time and place often remain untold. This fascinating encyclopedia explores this period from a social and cultural perspective, digging into the day-to-day activities of how Romans dressed, what they ate, how they worked, and what they did for fun.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology: From the Founding of Rome (753 BCE) to the Death of Marcus Aurelius (180 CE).
1: Arts.
2: Introduction.
3: Agricultural Treatises.
4: Art Collecting.
5: Caesar, Gaius Julius (ca. 102-44 BCE).
6: Catullus, Gaius Valerius (84-54 BCE).
7: Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43 BCE).
8: Decorations.
9: Drama.
10: Etruscan.
11: Geographical Treatises.
12: Hellenism.
13: Jewish Literature.
14: Livy (Titus Livius) (59 BCE-17 CE).
15: Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) (98-ca. 55 BCE).
16: Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 BCE-17 CE).
17: Performing Arts.
18: Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) (23-79 CE).
19: Polybius (ca. 200-118 BCE).
20: Portraiture.
21: Pottery.
22: Prose.
23: Roman Classical Literature.
24: Romanitas.
25: Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) (86-35 BCE).
26: Satire.
27: Sculpture.
28: Seneca.
29: Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) (70-19 BCE).
30: Economics and Work.
31: Introduction.
32: Agriculture.
33: Banking.
34: Builders.
35: Collegium.
36: Economic Policy.
37: Farming.
38: Fullers (Dry Cleaning).
39: Industry.
40: Laborers.
41: Latifundia.
42: Leather Making.
43: Manumission.
44: Markets.
45: Merchants.
46: Milling/Baking.
47: Mining.
48: Money.
49: Professionals.
50: Public Works.
51: Ranching.
52: Shipbuilding.
53: Shopkeepers.
54: Slavery.
55: Social Structure.
56: Taxes.
57: Trade.
58: Weavers.
59: Family and Gender.
60: Introduction.
61: Adoption.
62: Adultery.
63: Cemeteries.
64: Childhood.
65: Courtship.
66: Cremation.
67: Death And Dying.
68: Divorce.
69: Education.
70: Family Life.
71: Family Planning.
72: Freedmen.
73: Funerals.
74: Heirs.
75: Higher Education.
76: Homosexuality.
77: Household.
78: Inhumation.
79: Legal Divisions.
80: Marriage.
81: Paterfamilias.
82: Patronage.
83: Population.
84: Pregnancy.
85: Suicide.
86: Wills.
87: Women's Duties.
88: Fashion and Appearance.
89: Introduction.
90: Beards.
91: Bikini.
92: Clothing.
93: Colors.
94: Cosmetics.
95: Ethnic Dress.
96: Fabrics.
97: Greek/Eastern Dress.
98: Hairstyles.
99: Hygiene.
100: Jewelry, Men.
101: Jewelry, Women.
102: Military Dress.
103: Northern European Dress.
104: Personal Accoutrements.
105: Public Appearance.
106: Rural Fashion.
107: Shoes.
108: Shopping Districts.
109: Toga.
110: Toiletries.
111: Underclothing.
112: Urban Amenities.
113: Women's Clothing.
114: Food and Drink.
115: Introduction.
116: Amphorae.
117: Banquets, Private.
118: Beer.
119: Cereals.
120: Delicacies.
121: Dining while Traveling.
122: Dinner Party.
123: Festivals.
124: Fish.
125: Food Preservation.
126: Food Servers.
127: Fruits.
128: Meats.
129: Poultry.
130: Roman Dinnerware.
131: Roman Kitchens.
132: Rural Elite Diet.
133: Rural Peasant Diet.
134: Serving.
135: Spices.
136: State Banquets.
137: Trade Routes.
138: Transport.
139: Urban Elite Diet.
140: Urban Poor Diet.
141: Vegetables.
142: Wine.