Potter, D.S. and Mattingly, D.J. (Ann E. Hanson, Maud W. Gleason, Bruce W. Frier, Greg S. Aldrete, Hazel Dodge.)
Title LIFE, DEATH, AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine
Publisher Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1999
Seller ID 18298
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, plans. "Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for all these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the nonspecialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainment throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity."