The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: The ancient world

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Joyce E. Salisbury
Greenwood Press, 2004 - History, Ancient - 642 pages
What did people around the world and over the centuries eat, wear, use? What did they hope, invent, sing? The unnoticed yet essential details of everyday life have shaped history - and continue to shape our lives today. Building on Greenwood's landmark Daily Life through History series, this exuberant new encyclopedia allows both armchair readers and students of history, the arts, and social studies to travel through time and space. Depth of content and ease of use are the keynotes. Each of the six chronological volumes is organized in broad sections that span the realm of everyday life: economic life; domestic life; intellectual life; material life; political life; recreational life; and religious life. - Back cover.

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Contents

The Law Code of Hammurabi Laws 14 6 16 22 25 42 53 12830
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Ancient Roman History
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Women
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Copyright

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About the author (2004)

JOYCE E. SALISBURY is Frankenthal Professor of History at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She has a Ph.D. in Medieval History from Rutgers University. Professor Salisbury is an award-winning teacher. She was named CASE (Council for Advance and Support of Education) Professor of the Year for Wisconsin in 1991, and has brought her concern for pedagogy to this Encyclopedia. Professor Salisbury has written or edited more than ten books, including the award-winning Perpetua's Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman, The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages, Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World, and The West in the World, a successful Western Civilization textbook.

GREGORY S. ALDRETE is Associate Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His publications include Gestures and Communications in Ancient Rome (1999), as well as book chapters on Ancient Rome's food supply and on daily life in Pompeii. Currently he's writing a book on floods in Ancient Rome.

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