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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome


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Illustrations Tables Acknowledgments 1: Republic and Empire 2: Military Affairs 3: Geography of the Roman World 4: Towns and Countryside 5: Travel and Trade 6: Written Evidence 7: Religin 8: Economy and Industry 9: Everyday Life Bibliography Index

About the Author

Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books together including Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece.


YA‘Broadly thematic in its arrangement, this reference book covers a wide range of topics and myriad details of Roman life from 800 B.C.-A.D. 500. A detailed index provides easy and complete access to the contents, maps, illustrations, charts, and tables. The bibliography cites mostly British journals and publications. An ideal and readable resource for students of Roman history and the classics.

"An unusual and intriguing reference book."--The Good Book Guide "This beautifully produced book is a marvelous encyclopedia of Roman life.... An unusual and intriguing reference book."--The Good Book Guide "A most stimulating text. It is clearly written and is accessible to all students of ancient Rome. It presents detail which no other modern single volume does. An important asset to any classical civilization course."--Philip Evans, Flagler College

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