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The Culture of the Roman Plebs
The common man in the Roman street is beginning at last to attract the attention he deserves from specialists;his active, noisy role in the politics of the late Republic has been restored to him and now the time has come to try to look a bit further inside his head, at his culture, not in the conventionally book-defined sense of what - if anything - he read and wrote, but ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 27th 2003 by Bristol Classical Press
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A pretty nice bit of scholarship on the culture of the Roman plebs (the common, non-aristocratic order of society), and just as importantly, the nature of the evidence for that culture (e.g. references in Ovid and Horace). The one disappointment about this book is that it really does seem to be an overview, rather than an in-depth analysis of the plebs.