Life and leisure in ancient Rome

by J. P. V. D Balsdon

Paper Book, 1974



Bodley Head (1974), Edition: 2nd impression rev, 463 pages


How did average Romans live out each year, conduct their family life, rear and educate their children? What about slaves in the household? How did people enjoy themselves--did they travel or go to the theater? And, how were those famed gladiators trained? From a wide variety of sources--writers, inscriptions, papyri, mosaics, stones, even graffiti--the answers to these question come into sharp relief. "By far the best single volume on the subject."--"The Guardian."


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