Revival: The Common People of Ancient Rome (1911): Studies of Roman Life and Literature, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Revival: The Common People of Ancient Rome (1911)

Studies of Roman Life and Literature, 1st Edition

By Frank Frost Abbott

Routledge

290 pages

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This book, like the volume on "Society and Politics in Ancient Rome," deals with the life of the common people, with their language and literature, their occupations and amusements, and with their social, political, and economic conditions.

We are interested in the common people of Rome because they made the Roman Empire what it was. They carried the Roman standards to the Euphrates and the Atlantic; they lived abroad as traders, farmers, and soldiers to hold and Romanize the provinces, or they stayed at home, working as carpenters, masons, or bakers, to supply the daily needs of the capital. The other side of the subject which has engaged the attention of the author in studying these topics has been the many points of similarity which arise between ancient and modern conditions, and between the problems which the Roman faced and those which confront us.

Table of Contents

1.How Latin Became the Language of the World 2.The Latin of the Common People 3.The Poetry of the Common People of Rome: I.Their Metrical Epitaphs 4.II.Their Dedicatory and Ephemeral Verses 5.The Origin of the Realistic Romance Among the Romans 6.Diocletian's Edict and the High Cost of Living 7.Private Benefactions and Their Effect on the Municipal Life of the Romans 8.Some Reflections on Corporations and Trade-Guilds 9. A Roman Politician, Gaius Scribonius Curio 10.Gaius Matius, a Friend of Cæsar 11.Index

About the Author

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.

In addition to various works on Roman history and government, several of which have been reprinted, he also translated Alberico Gentili's Hispanicae Advocationis Libri Dvo ("Two Books of Advocacy in the Service of Spain").

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HIS002020
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome