Roman life: 100 B.C. to A.D. 200
Roman Lifevividly re-creates the lives and experiences of people living in the Roman Empirenot only the super-rich emperors and senators, but also ordinary citizens, merchants, slaves, and freedmen. Lavish, full-color illustrations, many made especially for this volume, invite the reader to explore all aspects of life as seen through Roman eyes, from religion, work, and the military to banqueting, funerals, and public architecture. An interactive CD-ROM provides a virtual exploration of the famous House of the Vettiithe most popular tourist attraction at Pompeiithat allows the user to experience its paintings, sculptures, and gardens as a slave, a client, a guest, or a family member, providing a deeper understanding of the complex culture of the Roman house. No other book has gone so far in bringing the ancient Romans to life in terms the 21st century reader can understand. It turns out that the Romans were both like us and quite different.Roman Lifeoffers a fresh lookstraight onat the many facets of this important world culture, miraculously preserved in its beautiful art and architecture.
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Review: Roman Life: 100 BC to AD 200User Review - Jeff Lanter - Goodreads
More of an Art than History book, this book might work well on a coffee table for any fan of Rome and their art. While the art and pictures are high quality, I feel like the actual information in this ... Read full review
Review: Roman Life: 100 BC to AD 200User Review - Goodreads
Vignettes: interesting. Pictures: good. And there were a lot of them. (This book is pretty thoroughly illustrated.) CD-Rom: needed more instructions about how to navigate it. Interesting, however. Final rating probably about 3.5 stars.