The Roman Empire

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Harvard University Press, 1997 - History - 250 pages
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This compact book - which appeared earlier in the multivolume series A History of Private Life - is a history of the Roman Empire in pagan times. It is an interpretation setting forth in detail the universal civilization of the Romans - so much of it Hellenic - that later gave way to Christianity. The civilization, culture, literature, art, and even religion of Rome are discussed in this masterly work by a leading scholar.
  

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Contents

Introduction
6
Marriage
33
Slavery
51
The Household and Its Freed Slaves
71
Where Public Life Was Private
95
Work and Leisure
117
Patrimony
139
Public Opinion and Utopia
161
Pleasures and Excesses
183
Tranquilizers
207
Notes
237
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Paul Veyne is Professor at the Collège de France.

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