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Invisible Romans

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674284227

Publication Date: 03/31/2014


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 color illustrations, 32 halftones

North America only

  • Introduction: Seeing the Invisible
  • 1. In the Middle: Ordinary Men
  • 2. Lives of Their Own: Ordinary Women
  • 3. Subjection and Survival: The Poor
  • 4. Coping in Bondage: Slaves
  • 5. After Slavery: Freedmen
  • 6. A Living at Arms: Soldiers
  • 7. Sex for Sale: Prostitutes
  • 8. Fame and Death: Gladiators
  • 9. Beyond the Law: Bandits and Pirates
  • Valedictory
  • Sources
  • Further Reading
  • A Who’s Who and What’s What of Literary Evidence
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Translations
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Figures
  • List of Illustrations
  • Index

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