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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Pellisson, Maurice, 1850-1915
Roman life in Pliny's time
Published By: Original publisher
Meadville, Pa.: Flood and Vincent, Chatauqua-Century
Press. 1897. i-xviii, 19-315 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Maurice Pellison ; translated from the French by Maud
Wilkinson ; with an introduction by Frank Justus Miller
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
EDUCATION SYSTEM (871);
GENDER STATUS (562);
SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND GROUPS (571);
CHIEF EXECUTIVE (643);
EXECUTIVE HOUSEHOLD (644);
VISITING AND HOSPITALITY (574);
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (593);
LIFE HISTORY MATERIALS (159);
LITERARY TEXTS (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1978
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Rome--Social life and customs