Daily life in ancient Rome : the people and the city at the height of the empire / by Jérôme Carcopino ; edited with bibliography and notes by Henry T. Rowell ; translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer.

; Rowell, Henry T., editor ; Lorimer, E. O. (Emily Overend), translator
New Haven : Yale University Press, [1940] .
ISBN 0300003447

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Standard Title Vie quotidienne à Rome à l'apogée de l'Empire. English
Other Authors Lorimer, E. O.
Rowell, Henry T.,
Subjects Italy -- Rome.
Manners and customs.
Rome (Empire)
Rome (Italie) -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 476.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- To 476.
Rome -- Civilization.
Rome -- Conditions sociales.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Description xv, 342 pages : plates, plan ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1940]
©1940
Notes "Published on the foundation established in memory of Oliver Baty Cunningham of the class of 1917, Yale college."
"Sources of information": pages 277-288.
Contents part I. The Physical and Moral Background of Roman Life. The Extent and Population of the City: The splendour of the Urbs ; The precincts of Rome and the city's true extent ; The growth of the city's population -- Houses and Streets: Modern aspects of the Roman house ; Archaic aspects of the Roman house ; Streets and traffic -- Society and Social Classes: Romans and foreigners ; Slavery and manumission ; The confusion of social values ; Living standards and the plutocracy -- Marriage, Woman, and the Family: The weakening of paternal authority ; Betrothal and marriage ; The Roman matron ; Feminism and demoralisation ; Divorce and the instability of the family -- Education and Religion: Symptoms of decomposition ; Primary education ; The routine teaching of the grammarian ; Impractical rhetoric ; The decay of traditional religion ; The progress of Oriental mysticism ; The advent of Christianity --
part II. The Day's Routine. The Morning: The days and hours of the Roman calendar ; The Roman begins the day ; The barber ; The matron dresses -- Occupations: The duties of a "client" ; Businessmen and manual labourers ; Justice and politics ; Public readings -- Shows and Spectacles: "Panem et circenses" ; The employment of leisure ; The races ; The theatre ; The amphitheatre ; Late opposition -- Afternoon and Evening: Strolling, gaming, and pleasure ; The baths ; Dinner.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Italy
Network Numbers (OCoLC)377374
(OCoLC)ocm00377374
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Carcopino, Jérôme, 1881-1970,
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