Roman Social History: A Sourcebook

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 25, 2007 - History - 388 pages
This Sourcebook contains a comprehensive collection of sources on the topic of the social history of the Roman world during the late Republic and the first two centuries AD. Designed to form the basis for courses in Roman social history, this excellent resource covers in original translations from sources such as inscriptions, papyri, and legal texts. Topics include: social inequality and class games, gladiators and attitudes to violence, the role of slaves in Roman society, economy and taxation, the Roman legal system, and the Roman family and gender roles. Including extensive explanatory notes, maps and bibliographies, this sourcebook is the ideal resource for all students and teachers embarking on a course in Roman social history.

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Introduction
1
Demography
43
Family and household
72
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Tim G. Parkin is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

Arthur J. Pomeroy is Associate Professor of Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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