I am burning to
possess this book, after the reviews of my amicus Cimon
Aristocratos! Empire of Pleasures presents an
evocative survey of the sensory culture of the Roman Empire,
showing how the Romans themselves depicted and visualized
their food, wine and entertainments in literature and in art.
This fascinating journey envelops the reader in a world
devoted to the titillation and fulfillment of the senses,
recapturing the Empire as it was sensed and imagined by those
who lived in it. At the same time, Andrew Dalby creates a compelling new approach to the work of many of
the best known Roman poets.
This seminal work by Edward Gibbon, written in the
Eighteenth Century, is touted as one of the great works
of the English language. While new theories and discoveries
concerning Rome and its empire are always being made, no
historian should be without a copy, and this abridged
paperback contains all three volumes.
Includes 200 recipes gleaned classical Roman
writers as Apicius, Cato, Martial, and
Petronius, adapted for modern measures,
ingredients, and facilities. The Latin is
included to impress guests with. Nicely
illustrated. Includes a glossary without
pronunciation. Translated from the 1986 A
Cena da Lucullo.
Author Mark Grant unveils one of the
last great mysteries of Roman cuisine: how the ordinary people
of Ancient Rome dined. Classics teacher Grant explores
tantalizing hints from several sources outside the famed
Apicius and explains the cultural values ascrobed to Roman
cuisine. Recipes adapted for the modern Roman and American
kitchens. Delightfully easy to read.
You'll walk the narrow, crowded first and
second century Roman streets, flanked by
teetering, five-story tenements.
Jérôme Carcopino summons Rome
to life, from refined Roman society: public
baths, parks, the theater, and dinners
hosted by the wealthy for their friends to
slavery and the gladiatorial games which
entertained the Roman public with the
appallingly casual slaughter of both man
As the Romans Did
I risked the ire of
my local lending library by hanging onto this
book for far too long. This outstanding sourcebook reveales everyday
Roman life from the words of the Romans themselves, as
revealed in letters, manuals, recipes, graffiti, and
inscriptions, as well as literary sources.
Each selection is thematically arranged to develop a
detailed picture of life in all strata of society and a survey
of the full range of social activity: from the enactment of
imperialist policies to the specifics of daily life for the
average Roman. Readers are introduced to Roman family life,
housing, entertainment, medicine, education, religion, and
other important topics.
Annotations, bibliographical notes, maps, appendices, and
textual cross-references provide the historical and cultural
background necessary for readers in a lively, easily readable
A reference to facts and figures about ancient Rome from
the eight century B.C. to the fifth A.D. Each
thematic sections cover the republic and the empire,
military affairs, geography, town and country, travel and
trade, literature, religion, economy and industry, and
everyday aspects such as family, entertainment, and medicine.
Each section concludes with a list of further reading.
A fine resource volume, containing essays by various scholars, this books
responds to the growth in interest in all aspects of ancient Rome. Teachers of
Roman social history will find the essays by David S. Potter, Ann E. Hanson,
Maud W. Gleason, Hazel Dodge and others a welcome resource since the demise
of "course packs;" likewise, the book is sure to please the armchair historian.
beautifully photographed companion to the exhibition organized
by Yale University's Art Gallery. Provides the first
comprehensive study of the lives of Roman women as revealed in
Roman art, but deserves extra emphasis in the history section
for its fine essays discussing the lives and experiences of
women in Roman times.
greatly excited to see yet another volume of essays sparked by
the exhibit of Roman sculpture at Yale University. Diana E. E.
Kleiner and Susan B. Matheson have gather ten additional
essays by specialists in art history, history, and papyrology
to offer reflections on women in Roman society based on
material evidence provided by art, archaeology, and ancient
literary sources. Both volumes are treasures; a must-have for
anyone interested in social history or women's history