Ancient History & Civilisation

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as Daily Life in Ancient Rome, includes two new chapters as well as full documentation of the sources.

Chapter 1. The Times

Chapter 2. The Family

Chapter 3. On The Farm

Chapter 4. In The City

Chapter 5. A Roman Gentleman

Chapter 6. The Slave

Chapter 7. The Resurrected Cities

Chapter 8. The Soldier

Chapter 9. Many Gods

Chapter 10. Fun And Games

Chapter 11. On The Road

Chapter 12. The Engineer

Chapter 13. The Emperor