"This is a welcome interpretation of the chiefly material (archaeological) evidence for households from eighth century BCE Greece through fourth century CE Roman times. The author provides an insightful view of the ordinary activities of daily life in the classical world through its material evidence and clearly shows how much detail is learned from this cultural, sociological, and historical approach." --Choice
Explores the archaeological remains of housing in the Greek and Roman worlds, using written evidence and artistic representations to set them in a wider cultural framework. Together, this material is used to address wider questions about social structure, change through time and patterns of cultural interaction.