The book is aimed at the general reader, as well as to the special student of Roman life and literature. It includes articles which discuss social, political and literary questions, with the majority of which are in some measure comparative studies of certain phases of life at Rome and in modern contemporary life.
Table of Contents
1. Municipal Politics in Pompeii 2. The story of Two Oligarchies 3. Women and Public Affairs under the Roman Republic 4. Roman Women in Trades and Professions 5. The Theatre as a Factor in Roman Politics under the Republic 6. Petronius: A study in ancient Realism 7. A Roman Puritan 8. Petrarch’s Letters to Cicero 9. Literature and the Common People of Rome 10. The Career of a Roman Student 11. Some Spurious Inscriptions and Their Authors 12. The Evolution of the Modern Forms of the Letters of Our Alphabet Index.
Frank Frost Abbott (March 27, 1860 – July 23, 1924) was an American classical scholar. Born in Redding, Connecticut, he taught at the University of Chicago, then moved to Princeton University in 1907. He died in Montreux, Switzerland.