Rivenburg, Marjorie Josephine, 1901-. Fashionable life in Rome as portrayed by Seneca

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Fashionable life in Rome as portrayed by Seneca

Published By: Original publisher Philadelphia: [s.n.]. 1939. 130 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Marjorie Josephine Rivenburg

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 CLASSES (565); ETIQUETTE (576); VISITING AND HOSPITALITY (574); MANIPULATIVE MOBILITY (557);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This brief document is an attempt to show 'the view that Seneca had of the fashionable life and manners of his day'(p.126). The period covered is that of the early years of the empire, from approximately 35-65 A.D., when he died. Senecas strong moral opinions and philosophical interests led him to comment in his letters and essays on everything from visits to patrons, dining and entertaining, to proper personal appearance, and the correct style of language for greetings, conversation, speeches and letters. He also wrote about the social aspects of the various stages of the life cycle: birth, majority, betrothal, weddings, and funerals; about travel; and about the social status deriving from birth, sex, age, occupation, and political office. Since the document is a dissertation in Latin (studies), Rivenburg frequently quotes Senecas most pithy or entertaining remarks in the original, which will leave many with the feeling of being left out of a private joke. While the coverage is broad rather than deep, the document is especially valuable for its insights into the moral judgements of the time.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. ei09-011

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1938 Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-130)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Humanist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Martin Malone ; 1977

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 15-65 A.D. [Seneca 4 B.C.- 65 A.D.]

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Rome, Italy

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Rome--Social life and customs

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