Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome

Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome How did average Romans live out each year conduct their family life rear and educate their children What about slaves in the household How did people enjoy themselves did they travel or go to the th

  • Title: Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome
  • Author: J.P.V.D. Balsdon
  • ISBN: 9781842125939
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • How did average Romans live out each year, conduct their family life, rear and educate their children What about slaves in the household How did people enjoy themselves did they travel or go to the theater And, how were those famed gladiators trained From a wide variety of sources writers, inscriptions, papyri, mosaics, stones, even graffiti the answers to these queHow did average Romans live out each year, conduct their family life, rear and educate their children What about slaves in the household How did people enjoy themselves did they travel or go to the theater And, how were those famed gladiators trained From a wide variety of sources writers, inscriptions, papyri, mosaics, stones, even graffiti the answers to these question come into sharp relief By far the best single volume on the subject The Guardian.

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    1 thought on “Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome”

    1. It took me two years to read it, no shit. The Rome tv-series and Mika Waltari's novels sent me searching for trivial details of daily life back then. This is packed with such details, gathered from careful readings of the classics. The style is a bit tedious and slightly old-fashionned, the book being a re-edition from before the erection of the Berlin Wall. However, it is quite inspiring once you are in the right mood and it makes you want to read more and improve whatever mastery of latin you [...]

    2. This is a really thoroughly researched and scholarly book -- a bit dry in sections but an excellent comprehensive overview of what it meant to live in the Roman world. Some parts were rather complex in addition to being dry, like the calendar explanation that went on for pages, but it's all in aid of conveying a clear view of the subject. I enjoyed it, but I am partial to learning more about all things Roman of late.

    3. A very good, easy read, despite being an academic book. While it does get kind of dry and stale at times, it does manage to keep itself engaging with its wide variety of facts about life in Ancient Rome.A very good beginning for anyone looking to get into Roman studies, and a good addition to the library of any armchair historian or professional anywhere.

    4. Not exactly a page-turner, but an excellent read for anyone interested in Roman history. I was highly amused that the first book listed in the bibliography was by the same Author. Quoting yourself is something Cicero would have approved of.

    5. As Steve said, this can be really dry. Still, it's very informative, and organized well. If you know what you're looking for, this is a good book to get. I learned a lot from it.

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