A Social History of Greece and Rome

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Scribner, 1992 - History - 197 pages
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Providing a human dimension to more standard accounts of classical history, Michael Grant here offers fresh insight into the customs and conduct of individuals often ignored by traditional studies of the period. Along with the most recent advances in archaeology and anthropology and his extensive knowledge of the ancient world's literature, philosophy, and religion, Grant shows us the ancient Greece and Rome known to ordinary people. The status of women, citizens as well as slaves, and of freedmen and women are all focal points in his analysis of social structures. In addition, he examines the lives of foreigners within Greek and Roman cities and reconsiders the influence of Marxist social analysis on the field. A chronological table of principal events of Greek and Roman history and a full bibliography make A Social History of Greece and Rome a complete resource for those interested in the human drama of life in ancient Greece and Rome.

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Grant has written some 22 books on the ancient world--a substantial contribution to education. Now, from his vast resources, comes this brief survey of Greek and Roman society. Selected topics in 118 ... Read full review


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Michael Grant is a well-known classical scholar and the author of many books on classical mythology. John Hazel, also a classical scholar, is the editor of an edition of Ovid's poetry.

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