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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome ( Facts On File Library Of World History)

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Provides full access to 1,200 years of Roman civilisation from the 8th century BCE to the fifth CE. Organised thematically, nine chapters provide in-depth analysis of all aspects of Roman life.
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by Facts on File (first published April 1st 1994)
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Michael K.
Nov 04, 2014 Michael K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reference librarians are very familiar with this publisher, which has put out a long, long string of useful ready-reference volumes on an impressive array of topics. Because of my long-term interest in classical history, this one has a prominent spot on my own shelf, and it’s been heavily thumbed over the past fifteen years. Basically, if there’s a person, or a place, or a literary work, or a reference to something from everyday life, anywhere in the 1,200 years of Rome’s royal, republican, and ...more
Bonnie_blu
Mar 14, 2014 Bonnie_blu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ancient_rome
Very good overview of Roman society from the early Republic to the end of the Empire (2,200+ years). The book covers all aspects of Roman life, and helps the reader to orient him/herself to a more "Roman" mind frame, although it is impossible for any modern person to understand life in Ancient Rome fully since the cultural realities and attitudes were vastly different from life as we know it.
Graham
Mar 24, 2008 Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-reference
This is an excellent source for information on Ancient Rome. So many books of this kind focus on the Empire, and have little about the Republic or the old kingdoms. This books does a good job of covering a lot of ground others miss, and it does so in an accessible and well-organized manner. Great reference book.
James Eckman
Oct 18, 2014 James Eckman rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People starting research on Rome
Shelves: non-fiction
Unlike their book on Jane Austen's England, this is an encyclopedia without much narration. As a random read about Roman history, ho-hum, but if you are researching for writing purposes, it's a 5 star book since it has an extensive bibliography.

Recommended as a reference.
Jessica
Aug 13, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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95 books/2009

I comprehensive and easy-to-use reference book on Ancient Rome. As an author I found it incredibly useful and informative.
Mike Anderson
Jan 04, 2011 Mike Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-rome
Very useful reference to daily life in Rome.
Colin
Adkins and Adkins are absolutely brilliant.
Ijorabi
Jul 30, 2008 Ijorabi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, nonfiction
Very informational and extremely well organized.
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