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ISBN-10: 0806140275
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"This is the type of book I could have done with as a newly qualified teacher… Aldrete has written an extraordinarily compact book on Roman history and society. He has a gift for condensing a huge amount of information into an accessible, readable form… I recommend this book for classroom and library use in schools. Undergraduates embarking on classical studies would also find it useful, as would anyone about to teach Classical Civilization with little specific knowledge."

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"[F]or high school to college collections….[c]overs life in Rome, Pompeii and Ostia, covering not just history but political and governmental structures, local culture, dangers and pleasures, and the arts. Students receive plenty of references and supporting documentation."

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"^IDaily Life in the Roman City^R is a useful textbook for a Roman civilization course….It offers an introduction into the functionality and character of ancient cities and the main differences from their modern counterparts."

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"In addition to describing the physical buildings of the classical city of Rome, Aldrete (history and humanistic studies, U. of Wisconsin-Green Bay) explains how the city functioned, who lived there, and what the lives of inhabitants were like. His focus is on ordinary people, who might see the rich and famous pass by now and then, but mostly just went about their lives. Living and dying, dangers and pleasures, entertainment and religion, and the economy are among his topics. He also includes chapters on the industrial port city Ostia, and Pompeii as preserved by ash."

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This in-depth study of life in the ancient Roman city explains how the city functioned, who lived there, and what the inhabitants' lives were like.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (March 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806140275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806140278
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 14, 2010
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Gregory S. Aldrete (Professor of History and Humanistic Studies, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay) presents Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome Pompeii, and Ostia, a scholarly examination of the similarities and differences of ancient Rome's cities - their infrastructure, government, economy, dangers, highlights, entertainment, religion, and more. The final two chapters invoke particular focus upon Ostia, an industrial port city, and Pompeii, the city that would become a virtual time capsule preserving a snapshot of Roman daily life. Black-and-white photographs, a wealth of appendices, and an index round out this absorbing, informative and extraordinary study, highly recommended especially for public and college library world history shelves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roberto Tadeu D. Almeida on December 4, 2013
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A must read for all interested in the daily life of Rome's denizens. Well structured and full of facts and curiosities in each chapter, this book is an interesting and delightful reading for those aiming to better understand the Rmon civilization and culture, and its influences on our modern occidental society. A very good and entertaining book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Misslilo on August 9, 2013
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I recently spent 6 days in Rome, with visits to both Ostia (highly recommend) and Pompeii (not so much).
Reading this book before I left enriched the whole experience.
This book is nice, light and easy to read, without all the fluff and waffling that regular guide books are full of.
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By M. Ubben on October 28, 2014
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I only wish this book had been available and required reading when I was in high school. Loved the many topics it covered, such as: aqueducts, family structure, apartment building, pleasures of life in ancient Rome, entertainment in ancient Rome and so many more topics that left me in aw. Quick reading! I am now hooked on exploring ancient Rome!
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This book is like the little engine that could. I bought it for an Ancient Rome class in college and I wondered what a small book like this would tell me about Rome. I learned so much from it and it was very well written. Once you read it you will be an expert in Ancient Rome.
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