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Some of the data derives from archaeology, most from classical sources. He seems to be anti-feminist, a Christian, and almost racist. Usually history books are not particularly quotifiana, but this one, as it deals with the daily side of Romans, has some very funny parts.

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Sometimes, the author elaborates too much on a topic for my taste, for example when calcul I bought this book during my visit to the Forum in Rome last year. Since t This was pretty dry. Dec 29, Stephen rated it it was ok. The book was well written and provided a lot of intricate detail. I’ve seen Gladiator many times so now wouldn’t mind how Rome portrays the same time period. Very dated and reads more like a love quotiddiana than a piece of historical writing.

Occasionally, the translation could be found in the back of the book, but it’s position there instead of on the page mentioned forces the reader to constantly flip pages or completely ignore the footnote. But qutoidiana feels a sense of outrage at their moral failings. I picked this up to give myself carcipino decent research backbone for a piece of fan fiction I was writing wow, that is – pretty nerdy.


Carcopino explains several time period at once and they often run into each other. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I love history, but I have always been more interested in the daily lifes of the people than in the dates of this or that battle. Nov 28, Hannah Thomas rated it really liked it.

A book targeted carcopijo people who enjoy history, and who show ravenous apetite for genral knowledge. Also, once having introduced the Latin name for a thing, the author tends to refer to it in Latin. He accomplishes this only by stating that “this is the time period we are focusing on” whenever it pertains.

If he had not stated this, I would probably be praising him for this same tactic. Love and Death in the Eternal City’ – a newer book by Corrado Augias but it’s been out of stock on Amazon for months now! Daily Life in Ancient Rome: His English, spending every summer in the US, was superior to his professoressa’s, so she flunked him.

However, if you either understand the many references to Roman leaders and Gods, or Latin, or simply take the time to research further the points proposed by Carcopino, you will find the book supremely informative and an overall great read. Carcopino seems tuned to perceive decadance and the beginning of decline almost everywhere.


I would have liked a greater discus This is a very good book for learning about what life was like in the city of ancient Rome towards the end of the first century AD. It tends to be rather flow Not the best, but not the worst.

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This could have been a really great book, but instead I kept thinking, “Why would he spend so much time with something he obviously hates? Since this book is old, some of the material may be dated, but my unfamiliarity with the history precludes me saying what. Feb 24, Moonglum rated it liked it Shelves: This book made me want to watch the series Rome. Apr 08, Aiden O’Reilly rated it it was amazing.

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Open Preview See a Problem? And Roman education was so bad that rather than improving students morals, the teachers undermined them [often with pederasty, my speculation]. This was pretty dry. And I wasn’t disappointed by this book. Mar 18, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: