Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Mar 12, 2012 - History - 268 pages
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Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life sheds light on various aspects of Greek and Roman daily life by examining excerpts from the works of ancient authors who wrote about these topics. Written to help readers truly understand what life within an ancient civilization was like, each entry is preceded by background information and followed by thought-provoking questions.

This book covers fascinating topics such as domestic life, employment, housing, food and clothing, sports and games, public safety, education, health care, politics, and religion. Each chapter contains several relevant documents excerpted from the writings of ancient authors accompanied by background information, reading and thought questions, bibliographical data, and suggestions for further reading. An introductory essay to the volume, a guide for evaluating original sources, and bio-notes on the ancient authors are also included.

As with other volumes in the Greenwood Voices of an Era series, this book contains much more than just a series of documents: it provides the information and tools that will promote critical thinking and support the research process.

  

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Contents

Education
25
Employment
47
Food and Clothing
69
Health Care
87
Housing
107
Intellectual Life
131
Politics
151
Religion
179
Safety
197
Sports and Games
221
Biographical Sketches of Important Individuals Mentioned in Text
245
Glossary
251
Bibliography
253
Index
257
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DAVID MATZ is Associate Professor, Humanities, at Saint Bonaventure University./e

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