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1st Edition

Roman Social History
A Sourcebook

ISBN 9780203960844
Published October 17, 2007 by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

This Sourcebook contains a comprehensive collection of sources on the topic of the social history of the Roman world during the late Republic and the first two centuries AD.

Designed to form the basis for courses in Roman social history, this excellent resource covers original translations from sources such as inscriptions, papyri, and legal texts. Topics include:

  • social inequality and class
  • games, gladiators and attitudes to violence
  • the role of slaves in Roman society
  • economy and taxation
  • the Roman legal system
  • the Roman family and gender roles.

Including extensive explanatory notes, maps and bibliographies, this Sourcebook is the ideal resource for all students and teachers embarking on a course in Roman social history.

Table of Contents

1. Social Classes in the Roman World  2. Demography  3. Family  4. Education  5. Slavery  6. Poverty  7. Economy  8. Legal System and Courts  9. Games

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Tim G. Parkin is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

Arthur J. Pomeroy is Associate Professor of Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.