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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Carcopino, Jérôme, 1881-1970
Rowell, Henry T.
Lorimer, E. O. (Emily Overend)
Daily life in ancient Rome: the people and the city at the
height of the empire
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1940. 12, 342 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Jérôme Carcopino ; edited with bibliography and notes by
Henry T. Rowell ; translated from the French by E. O. Lorimer
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Imperial Romans (EI09)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
MISCELLANEOUS FACILITIES (368);
DAILY ROUTINE (512);
PERSONAL HYGIENE (515);
LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES (517);
GENDER STATUS (562);
ORDERING OF TIME (805);
EDUCATION SYSTEM (871);
LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION (873);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The material in this document deals with the city and
empire of Rome during the Imperial Period of Roman History (27 B.C. û 476 A.D.), when Roman
power and prosperity were at their height. The document, written by a well-known scholar
and historian, uses data not only from recent studies on ancient Rome, but also from the
literature, epigraphy and archaeology of the period, with particular emphasis on the
writings of Juvenal, Martial, Suetonius, Petronius, Pliny the Younger (and Elder), and
Seneca. Data are arranged in a logical sequence starting with a chapter on the extent and
size of the city, its houses and streets, social structure, the status of Roman woman,
marriage and the family, education and religion, the daily routine, occupations, shows and
spectacles (including drama and the gladiatorial combats in the amphitheater), and closing
with leisure time events of the afternoon and evening, such as games, gambling, use of the
public baths, and dining. Footnotes of a bibliographical or informational nature that
appear scattered throughout the body of the text will be found at the end of the document
(see pp. 289-318).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Translation of: [Vie quotidienne à Rome à l'apogée de
l'empire]|'Published on the foundation established in memory of Oliver Baty Cunningham of
the class of 1917, Yale college.' Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-288)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1976
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Imperial Roman Period (27 B.C.-476 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Rome--Social life and customs/Rome (Italy)--History--To