Artifacts from Ancient Rome

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ABC-CLIO, 30. sept 2014 - 321 pages

Artifacts from Ancient Rome is a unique social history that explores major aspects of daily life in a long-ago era via images of physical objects and historical information about these items. This book also affords "hands-on training" on how to approach primary sources.

The author—a historian also trained as an archaeologist—begins by explaining the concept of using artifacts to understand and "see" the past and providing a primer for effectively analyzing artifacts. Entries on the artifacts follow, with each containing an introduction, a description of the artifact, an explanation of its significance, and a list of further sources of information. Readers of the book will not only gain a composite impression of daily life in ancient Rome through the study of artifacts from domestic life, religion, war, transportation, entertainment, and more, but will also learn how to best understand and analyze primary sources for learning.

 

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Contents

COMMUNICATIONS AND RECORD KEEPING
1
COOKING AND FOOD
39
ENTERTAINMENT
67
GROOMING CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
101
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
153
RELIGION AND FUNERARY PRACTICES
187
TOOLS AND WEAPONS
233
TRANSPORTATION
273
Select Bibliography
301
Index
315
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
323
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About the author (2014)

James B. Tschen Emmons, PhD, teaches history at North Idaho College and mythology at Northern Virginia Community College.

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