La vita quotidiana a Roma: all’apogeo dell’imperio. Front Cover. Jérôme Carcopino. Laterza, – pages Universale Laterza. Author, Jérôme Carcopino. Home Jerome Carcopino La vita quotidiana a Roma all’ apogeo dell’ Impero. Stock Image. La vita quotidiana a Roma all’ apogeo dell’ Impero: Jerome. Buy La vita quotidiana a Roma. All’apogeo dell’impero by CARCOPINO Jérome ( ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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Latin is used constantly throughout the book with little to no translation. But holy hell, the quoyidiana either hated the Romans, himself or the rest of the world.

Pour yourself a gallon of caffeine before wading through this bad boy: Published November 10th by Yale University Press first published And Roman education was so bad that rather than improving students morals, the teachers undermined them [often with pederasty, my speculation]. His English, spending every summer in the US, was superior to his professoressa’s, so she flunked him. No wonder Romans feared night-time crime. Dec 28, Theo rated it it was ok Shelves: Refresh and try again.

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And in grammar school, he “stayed back” because he had crumbs in his backpack, his Mom too busy to whisk them out. None the less, the gossip is quite fun and interesting.

This could have been a really carcoopino book, but instead I kept thinking, “Why would he spend so much time with something he obviously hates?

From this the author gives his take on d I picked this one up at my favorite resale shop in San Francisco, carrying it back to Chicago to read, the only book purchased there held on to. I read this immediately after Mary Beard’s SPQR, and in that context the authori seems too gushing in his love for Ancient Rome and not questioning enough.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The social progress, sophisticated laws to protect the weak, changes in the status of women, broadening out of rights — all these beg to be seen as progress, as a reaching out towards the enlightened state of our present society.


This classic book brings to life imperial Rome as it was during the second century A.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire

While at the Summer Solstice, the twelve “oris” divided 15 hours, so bout 1 hr 15 minutes each. Mar 18, Courtney rated it it was amazing. Dec 09, Alan rated it really liked it. From the drawbacks and virtues of Ancient Roman housing, to its class systems and patronage traditions, this book will tell you much about the cultural life of Ancient Rome. Plentiful, overbrimming account that I read to understand Roman and 14C Florentine life, and re-read parts when visiting Pompei and Herculaneum–the latter actually has corner food stalls which like the taverns, “tabernae,” spread into the street, as did the barber, cutting hair in the middle of the via.

Jan 09, K. I found it disconcerting that he used literary characters and the things that they did as evidence for actual occurrences in Roman life, such as Trimalchio’s excesses. They were steeped in hypocrisy. 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. For that reason, in spite of the fact that it’s a consistent book, it’s fairly easy to read.

Interesting for those interested in this book as literature rather than as a book about rome.

This takes away from the book’s meaning but may have gone unnoticed in the ‘s because of the general public’s belief system. He accomplishes this only by stating that “this is the time period we are focusing on” whenever it pertains.

I would highly recommend it to those who are very intersted into history type reading. Even though written more than 70 years ago, this meticulously researched analysis of life in Rome in the early centuries of the common era is fascinating, illuminating, and well written.

I don’t know; I’m not a psychologist.


Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire by Jérôme Carcopino

So 24 hours are divided by 7 dominances. In fact, he didn’t seem to realize that Trimalchio and others actually were literary figures and not real people. This book is intellectual in nature; those looking for a quick, entertaining read seem to discount the text for its in-depth and specific qualities.

The rest were given away to various hosts. Carcopino makes sweeping declarations about things that don’t seem to be supported, and has fairly quaint ideas – that Roman women stayed indoors and idle because they chose to do so, for example. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

And even allowing for the age x the book was written It tends to be rather flow Not the best, quotidana not the worst. Feb 24, Moonglum rated it liked it Shelves: From this the author gives his take on daily life in the ancient city, frequently interjecting his own opinions vit occasionally as, f. If he had not stated this, I would probably be praising him for this same tactic.

Dec 29, Stephen rated it it was ok. Every subject was exhausted thoroughly and the author did not repeat anything that he had already said, unless it was rroma, which is not small task.

La vita quotidiana a Roma all’apogeo dell’impero

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But nobody feels a sense of outrage at their moral failings. Work might still earn a modest living, but no longer yielded such fortunes as the chance of imperial favour or a speculative gamble might bestow.

You do NOT surpass an Italian teacher.