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The Ancient Middle Classes

Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire, 100 BCE–250 CE

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674416963

Publication Date: 09/01/2014

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312 pages

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

30 halftones

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  • Figures
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Class, Stratification, and Culture: The Roman Middle Classes and Their Place in History
  • 2. In Search of Ancient Middle Classes: An Archaeology of Middle Classes in Urban Life, 100 BCE–250 CE
  • 3. From Commercial to Middle Classes: Urban Life and Economy in the Roman Empire
  • 4. In Search of Middle-Class Culture: Commemorating Working and Private Lives
  • 5. Decor and Lifestyle: The Aesthetics of Standardization
  • 6. Conclusions
  • Notes
  • Index

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