Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 234 pages
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Ancient Greece comes alive in this recreation of the daily lives of ordinary people--men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Taking account of the most up-to-date discoveries, the author provides a wealth of information on such varied facets of Greek life as food and drink, dress, housing, literacy, juvenile delinquency, the plight of the elderly, the treatment of slaves, and much more.

Readers can gain an in-depth understanding of what it was like to live in one of the greatest eras of human history. Garland provides answers to such questions as: What were the Ancient Greeks' attitudes toward foreigners? What was their life expectancy? How were women treated? Passages from ancient authors enhance the text of this indispensable reference work.

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Contents

Historical Outline
1
Space and Time
21
Language Alphabet and Literacy
35
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About the author (1998)

ROBERT GARLAND is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of Classics at Colgate University. He is the author of a number of books on the ancient world, including The Greek Way of Death (1985), The Piralus (1988), The Greek Way of Life (1990), Religion and the Greeks (1994), and The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (1995).

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