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When Roman items and artifacts are effectively analyzed, they function useful basic assets for studying approximately old historical past. This publication offers the information and appropriate historic context scholars have to see relics as facts of long-past occasions and society.

• provides photographs of artifacts, correct basic resources, and particular causes of every item's historic context jointly in one source, making the data comfortably available to either scholars and common readers

• presents scholars with the chance to paintings with, learn, and interpret either artifacts and first assets, making the publication a good supplement to curricula which are expanding their concentrate on using basic resources of all types

• permits readers to piece jointly an total effect of Roman existence and society via artifacts that diversity from a legionary weapon and a clinical scalpel to a wax pill for writing, a bread oven, and a sundial

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No a part of this e-book will be reproduced, kept in a retrieval method, or transmitted, in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or in a different way, with the exception of the inclusion of short quotations in a overview, with out earlier permission in writing from the writer. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication information Tschen-Emmons, James B. Artifacts from historical Rome / James B. Tschen-Emmons. pages cm — (Daily lifestyles via artifacts)  Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-61069-619-7 (hardback : alkaline paper) — ISBN 978-1-61069-620-3 (e-book)  1. Rome—Antiquities. 2. Rome—History. three. Rome—Civilization. I. name. DG77. T75 2014  937—dc23    2014014819 ISBN: 978-1-61069-619-7 EISBN: 978-1-61069-620-3 18 17 sixteen 15 14  1 2 three four five This publication can also be on hand at the world-wide-web as an publication. stopover at www. abc-clio. com for information. Greenwood An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC ABC-CLIO, LLC a hundred thirty Cremona force, P. O. field 1911 Santa Barbara, California 93116-1911 This publication is outlined on acid-free paper synthetic within the united states CONTENTS GROOMING, garments, AND components Preface vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii the way to assessment Artifacts  xix Chronology of occasions  xxv Fibula 103 body spray Bottle  109 Phalera 115 Portrait Bust  121 Razor 127 Sandals 133 Strigil 139 Toga Praetexta 147 COMMUNICATIONS AND checklist maintaining Abacus 3 Calendar 9 Graffiti  15 Inkwell 21 Seal Ring  27 Wax pill  33 home goods Cave Canem Mosaic  one hundred fifty five Drainpipes 161 Oil Lamp  169 Public bathrooms  one hundred seventy five Sundial 181 COOKING AND nutrition Amphora 41 Bread Oven  forty seven Cooking Pot  fifty three eating sofa  sixty one faith AND FUNERARY PRACTICES leisure cube and Tavern online game Board  sixty nine Lyre 75 Mosaic of a Boxer  eighty one Theatrical masks  89 Toys 95 v Aedicule Memorial  189 Bulla 197 Catacombs 203 Curse capsule  209 Lar 215 Sistrum 221 Votive Male Torso  227 vi Contents instruments AND guns Ballista 235 Coin mould  243 Fasces 249 Gladius 255 Scales and Steelyard  261 Scalpels and Bronze Scissors  267 TRANSPORTATION Farm Cart  275 Horse Bit  281 Milestone 287 Rostrum 295 opt for Bibliography  301 Index 315 PREFACE Artifacts from old Rome explores the background of forty five artifacts that conceal such a lot components of Roman existence, from costume to cooking, from cube video games to theater, from bakers’ ovens to the baths. Chronologically, lots of the artifacts lined right here date to the final centuries BCE and the 1st centuries CE, yet considering lots of those item varieties loved lengthy lives within the Roman global, they could let us know very much concerning the centuries prior to and after this era too. In a few respects, the age of the goods is an coincidence of heritage, of what has survived and what now we have chanced on. Many, for instance, hail from the ashes of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the recognized towns buried by means of volcanic ash in seventy nine CE. those artifacts can act as fundamental sources—that is, as records written on the time—and can be utilized in a lot a similar approach not just as home windows right into a tradition, but in addition as examples and facts in assignments.

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