As the Romans Did

Author(s): Jo-Ann Shelton

Ancient History

This is the second edition of the sourcebook on Roman social history. The selections, all in English translations prepared by the author, are drawn from a wide array of documents - letters, manuals, recipes, graffitti, and inscriptions as well as literary sources - and together they offer an insight into family life, housing, entertainment, health, education, religion, and other important topics. This introduction to Roman culture is appropriate for courses in ancient Roman history and for general readers interested in ancient history. For the new edition, new selections have been added and bibliographical material has been updated.

Product Information

"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

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).

General Fields

  • : 9780195089745
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : 0.754
  • : December 1997
  • : 234mm X 165mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jo-Ann Shelton
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 937
  • : 512
  • : line drawings