Pellisson, Maurice, 1850-1915. Roman life in Pliny's time

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Title: Roman life in Pliny's time

Published By: Meadville, Pa.: Flood and Vincent, Chatauqua-Century Press, 1897. i-xviii, 19-315 p.: ill.

By line: by Maurice Pellison ; translated from the French by Maud Wilkinson ; with an introduction by Frank Justus Miller

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Imperial Romans (EI09)

Subjects: EDUCATION SYSTEM (871); GENDER STATUS (562); DWELLINGS (342); SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND GROUPS (571); CHIEF EXECUTIVE (643); EXECUTIVE HOUSEHOLD (644); SPECTACLES (541); VISITING AND HOSPITALITY (574); FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (593); CONVERSATION (521); TRAVEL (484); SENESCENCE (886); LIFE HISTORY MATERIALS (159); LITERARY TEXTS (539);

Abstract: Although this work focuses on the daily life routine of the middle or upper class Roman citizen during the period of Pliny the Yongers lifetime (ca.62-113 A.D.), the researcher will also find this topic covered in more general terms for the entire period of ca. 14-102 A.D. The author, an historian, quotes extensively from the contemporary writings of the period, especially from Plinys letters, to illustrate various facets of the daily life activities. Covered in this source are such topics as education; womens status; marriage; physical aspects of the Roman house; household slaves and/or servants; mercantile business; the legal system; especially with emphasis on the bar; Roman society (e.g., social relationships, the imperial court, social duties, etiquette, dining and entertaining, and conversations): forms of amusements, with special emphasis on the gladiatorial combats in the arena; traveling; retirement; death and burial. A final chapter deals extensively with the character of Pliny and his style of writing. In general, the source complements Carcopinos work on daily life in ancient Rome (see Carcopino (1940) this collection), and presents to the reader an idea of what it must have been like to have lived during the early days of the empire.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: ei09-018

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Historian-4

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1978

Coverage Date: 14-192 A.D.

Coverage Place: Rome, Italy

LCSH: Rome--Social life and customs

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