"Rich....Very much a collection for today's English-speaking investigator of the Roman world....Should find a very wide and happy audience."--New England Classical Newsletter & Journal (on the previous edition)
"Will be useful in college courses and high-school classrooms alike."--The Classical Outlook
"The most lucid account of daily activity thus far constructed....A wonderful sourcebook of everyday life...will become a short classic of the past."--Ronald T. Marchese, University of Minnesota
"A wonderful book! The best introduction to the Romans that I have seen. The Romans speak to the students in their own voices, but the clear organization, excellent introductions and cross-referencing make the book accessible and informative."--Kathryn Argetsinger, University of Rochester
About the Author
Jo-Ann Shelton is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of several books and articles on the social and cultural history of Rome in the early imperial period, including Hercules Furens: The Madness of Hercules (1991).