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Roman Social History by Tim G. Parkin
Book DescriptionThis Sourcebook contains a comprehensive collection of sources on the topic of the social history of the Roman world during the late Republic and the first two centuries AD. Designed to form the basis for courses in Roman social history, this excellent resource covers original translations from sources such as inscriptions, papyri, and legal texts. Topics include: * social inequality and class * games, gladiators and attitudes to violence * the role of slaves in Roman society * economy and taxation * the Roman legal system * the Roman family and gender roles. Including extensive explanatory notes, maps and bibliographies, this Sourcebook is the ideal resource for all students and teachers embarking on a course in Roman social history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415426749
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim G. Parkin
Roman Social History, Paperback (October 2007)
This handy and often fascinating book collects sources (mostly literary) relevant to the study of Roman society. It is arranged thematically in such sections as social classes, demography, education, slavery, poverty and so on.
Long History of Old Age, Hardback (November 2005)
This is an illustrated social history that traces the way Western society has treated old people throughout history. It is a human story of great contemporary resonance, in which patient historical detective work demolishes both our own prejudices and the propaganda of the past, and coaxes new insights from a variety of sources.
Old Age in the Roman World, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Tim G. Parkin
As a work of both social and cultural history, it broadens our knowledge of the ancient world and encourages us to reexamine our treatment of older people today.
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Author Biography - Tim G. Parkin
Tim G. Parkin is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester. Arthur J. Pomeroy is Associate Professor of Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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