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24 HOURS IN ANCIENT ROME

24 HOURS IN ANCIENT ROME

A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

By Philip Matyszak. A slice-of-life look into a typical day for ordinary people in ancient Rome reveals how the city was a diverse society of interlocked communities with a dynamic attitude. In every hour, a different person is introduced-citizens of all ages and strata of society, from emperor to slave girl, gladiator to astrologer, medicine woman to water-clock maker, baker to priestess. While the characters are mostly fictional, their lives are not, and when considered together they offer a multilayered picture of the social fabric of the city. Sources include contributions from archaeologists, sociologists, epigraphists and a host of other disciplines along with actual anecdotes, jokes, speeches, and correspondence of the people who lived there. Note: some mature content. Grades 9 and up. Index. Endnotes. Bibliography. Illustrated. Michael O'Mara Books. 271 pages. ©2017.

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ING661-WBSSS 9781782438564 Hardback $16.95

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