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The Long Shadow of Antiquity


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Table of Contents

Introduction - Knowing Yourself / 1. The Bare Necessities - Food and Shelter / 2. From the Cradle to the Grave - The Family and the Journey of Life / 3. Living the Good Life - Entertainments and Leisure Activities / 4. Power to the People - Systems of Government / 5. Understanding and Shaping the Material World - Architecture and Science / 6. Understanding and Shaping the Spiritual World - Superstition and Religion / 7. Words, Ideas and Stories - Language, Law, Philosophy and Literature / Conclusion - You Can't Escape the Past: Popular Culture and Antiquity / Bibliography / Index.

About the Author

Alicia Aldrete has advanced degrees from Princeton and the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of the Encyclopedia of Daily Life: The Ancient World. Gregory S Aldrete is Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. His enthusiasm for the ancient world is reflected in his many publications which include Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome and Daily Life in the Roman City.


"This book is exactly what is needed for those who would attempt to re-introduce the Roman and Greek world and its legacy to a Western society increasingly less well informed about its heritage...The presentation of this material is, perhaps, the volume's greatestand misogyny is also quite welcome and notable. This book does not whitewash embarrassing facts or events...Overall, this volume is an excellent new addition to the list of popular introductions to the ancient world." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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