List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Material and Institutional Structures: 1. The city; 2. The government: state and city; 3. The population; 4. The economy; 5. Public finance and currency; 6. The Agro Romano; 7. Food supply; 8. Poor relief and health; 9. Law enforcement and criminal justice; 10. Education; Part II. Aspects of Rome's Intellectual and Cultural Life: 11. Intellectual life; 12. Jansenism as a Roman phenomenon; 13. Literature; 14. Antiquarianism and neoclassicism; 15. Painting and sculpture; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.