Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii and Ostia
Despite the fact that the majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire lived an agricultural existence and thus resided outside of urban centers, there is no denying the fact that the core of Roman civilization—its essential culture and politics—was based in cities. Even at the furthest boundaries of the Empire, Roman cities shared a remarkable and consistent similarity in terms of architecture, art, infrastructure, and organization which was modeled after the greatest city of all, Rome itself. In Gregory Aldrete's exhaustive account, readers will have the opportunity to peer into the inner workings of daily life in ancient Rome, to witness the full range of glory, cruelty, sophistication, and deprivation that characterized Roman cities, and will perhaps even gain new insight into the nature and history of urban existence in America today.
Included are accounts of Rome's history, infrastructure, government, and inhabitants, as well as chapters on life and death, the dangers and pleasures of urban living, entertainment, religion, the emperors, and the economy. Additional sections explore two other important Roman cities: Ostia, an industrial port town, and Pompeii, the doomed playground of the rich. This volume is ideal for high school and college students, as well as for anyone interested in examining the realities of life in ancient Rome. A chronology of the time period, maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are also included.
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History of Ancient Rome
THE FOUNDATION OF ROME
RIVERS HILLS VALLEYS AND PLAINS
CITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE MONARCHICAL PERIOD
REPUBLICAN ERA DEVELOPMENTS
POPULATION OF ROME
Infrastructure of Ancient Rome
THE FLAVIAN AMPHITHEATER THE COLOSSEUM
CHARIOT RACING AND THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS
THEATER DANCE AND PANTOMIME
Religion in Ancient Rome
PRIESTS AND RITUAL
HOW THE WATER SYSTEM FUNCTIONED
Government of Ancient Rome
THE VOTING ASSEMBLIES
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS
The People of Ancient Rome
Living and Dying in Ancient Rome
HEALTH AND MEDICINE
Dangers of Life in Ancient Rome
CRIME AND THE LAW
Pleasures of Life in Ancient Rome
FOOD AND BANQUETS
SEX AND SEXUALITY
Entertainment in Ancient Rome
RELIGION AND MAGIC
SOME FAMOUS TEMPLES AT ROME
The Emperors and Ancient Rome
THE IMPERIAL FORA
The Economy and Ancient Rome
EMPLOYMENT AND COMMERCE
FEEDING THE CITY
Ostia An Industrial Port City
THE BUILDINGS OF OSTIA
THE PEOPLE OF OSTIA
Pompeii A Time Capsule of Roman Daily Life
Conclusion Three Visions of Roman Urbanism Rome Ostia and Pompeii
A Brief Guide to Understanding Roman Names
A Brief Guide to Roman Timekeeping and the Calendar
A Brief Guide to Roman Clothing and Appearance
A Brief Guide to Roman Construction Techniques
The History of the City of Rome from Antiquity to Today
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