1st Edition

Roman Social History A Sourcebook

Edited By Tim Parkin, Arthur Pomeroy Copyright 2007
    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    406 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    'Parkin and Pomeroy's sourcebook is an extremely useful collection for the study of Roman social history, particularly for its diversity of topics and wide range of literary, epigraphic, and papyrological source materials. It will be a valuable resource for students, instructors, and anyone interested in accessing the 'other side' of Rome's history and evidence for the day-to-day experiences of the majority of Romans in the early empire.'Brym Mawr Classical Review