Jasper Griffin, 15 October 1987
Show More A History of Private Life. Vol. I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium edited by Paul Veyne.
Harvard, 670 pp., £24.95, May 1987, 0 674 39975 7Show More
The Roman World edited by John Wacher.
Routledge, 2 pp., £100, March 1987, 0 7100 9975 4Show More
The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture edited by Peter Garnsey and Richard Saller.
Duckworth, 231 pp., £24, March 1987, 0 7156 2145 9Show More
Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt by Lisa Manniche.
KPI, 127 pp., £15, June 1987, 0 7103 0202 9Show More
“... Veyne and Brown does more to illuminate what it was actually like to live in that distant world. Wacher’s book tells the reader how farmers worked and where soldiers were stationed; Garnsey and Saller illuminate the terms of trade and the mechanism of feeding the city of Rome; Veyne brings to life the existence of the poor rustic, protected and exploited ...”