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

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

Title: 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); 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: 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. ei09-018

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: Includes bibliographical references

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 Historian-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1978

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 14-192 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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