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by Harold Whetstone Johnston

eBook The private life of the Romans download ISBN: 0810339722
Author: Harold Whetstone Johnston
Publisher: Gale Research Co (1974)
Language: English
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Category: History
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Harold Whetstone Johnston (1859–1912) was a classical historian and Professor of Latin at Indiana University, best known for writing The Private Life of the Romans.

Harold Whetstone Johnston (1859–1912) was a classical historian and Professor of Latin at Indiana University, best known for writing The Private Life of the Romans. 1903 The Private Life of the Romans, Publisher: Beaufort Books (1972 reissue). 1910 Selected Orations and Letters of Cicero Scott, Foresman and Co. Harold Whetstone Johnston at the Database of Classical Scholars.

Harold W. Johnston wrote an easy-to-read survey text on daily Roman life. Particularly suited to students in high school and introductory level college courses, the book clearly and succinctly covers many aspects of Roman civilization. It covers many aspects of the private life of a Roman citizen: The Family, The Name, Marriage and the position of Women, Children and Education, Dependents: Slaves and Clients, The House and Its Furniture, Dress and Personal Ornaments, Food and Meals, Amusements, Travel and Correspondence, Sources of Income and Means of Living, Burial Places and Funeral Ceremonies.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Harold Whetstone Johnston d. ate. Life Of The Romans d. ights. holder: Scott, Foreman And Company. te: 2004-06-11 d. citation: 1903 d. dentifier: RMSC, IIIT-H d. dentifier. origpath: 6 d. copyno: 1 d.

Harold Whetstone 1859-1912 Johnston (Creator). This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.

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Harold Whetstone Johnston. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. 1 The topics that are discussed in this book have to do with the everyday life of the Roman people. almost no restrictions whatsoever. Such things will be considered as the family, the Roman name, marriage and the position of women, children and education, slaves, clients, the house and its furniture, clothing, food and meals, amusements, travel and correspondence, funeral ceremonies and burial customs, etc.

Comments: (7)
Burilar
I am a high school Latin teacher, and I was really excited to see The Private Life of the Romans had been reprinted after a long time out of print. The text itself is an easily readable resource for high school students to learn about Roman life and study for JCL competitions.

But the way this book is put together makes it almost useless. All the images are missing, many of which are explicitly referred to in the text. The formatting is bizzare, and my students agree that the text is miniscule, even for 16 year old eyes.

I'm sending this back and will continue to troll the listings for copies of the old hardback version.
BoberMod
This book is fascinating. I have read hundreds of books about ancient Rome and this is the best one yet. It delves into all aspects of Roman life: Roman houses, slavery, family relationships, social classes, burial, food, recreation, etc. You name it! I am going to read this book many times. Amazon offers its Kindle version for free - if you can believe that! Amazing. I am going to buy the hardcover version simply because the illustrations cannot be viewed in the Kindle version (If there is a way to view them, I haven't figured it out). I have always wanted to read a book like this one. A must read for Roman history freaks :)
Ylal
I'm researching the Romans for a book I'm writing, and needed more back ground on how they lived. This was very useful, but I want even more! You'll learn a lot from this, and its very readable, and not pretentious or overly pedantic and snotty.
Getaianne
This book has figures identified, there are no figures in the book. When I look online at free PDFs, the figures are shown. Did I receive a improperly printed book?
Beydar
Very informative book! Gives you insite into the everyday Roman's life!
Wire
I ordered two books on Amazon and only received ONE of them, the one being the incorrect book. I was not given the proper information to remedy this and was hoping that upon receiving the other book I would know who to return the first book to...I never received the other book. I paid $17 in total and only got one book. It was a children's book on ancient Rome, not the textbook I had purchased.
snowball
Harold W. Johnston wrote an easy-to-read survey text on daily Roman life. Particularly suited to students in high school and introductory level college courses, the book clearly and succinctly covers many aspects of Roman civilization. The title is somewhat misleading, as most people would not consider the subject matter "private." The 16 chapters present an overview of family structure, nomenclature/epigraphy, marriage, children and education, slavery, the host-client relationship, the house and its furnishings, clothing, food and meals, games and other amusements, travel and correspondence, occupations, country life, death, religion, and the water supply. Only the chapter on religion is disappointing (and books on Roman religion are not difficult to find). Helpful woodcuts, line drawings, and black and white photographs illustrate the subject matter throughout. Though Johnston introduces many Latin (and a few Greek) terms, his writing remains clear so that even those with no training in the Classics will find the terminology augments rather than detracts from his work.
Scholarship in recent decades has proved some of Johnston's information inaccurate but, on the whole, it still stands. For a more recent review of Roman life, I recommend Leslie and Roy Adkins' Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome (1998).
Despite being decades old, Private Life of the Romans remains a leading source for daily life and customs questions at Latin competitions around the United States, which is probably why it's often on backorder so grab a copy whenever you can!
After reading this book, Roman history seems much more - real. It covers many aspects of the private life of a Roman citizen: The Family, The Name, Marriage and the position of Women, Children and Education, Dependents: Slaves and Clients, The House and Its Furniture, Dress and Personal Ornaments, Food and Meals, Amusements, Travel and Correspondence, Sources of Income and Means of Living, Burial Places and Funeral Ceremonies. Under each of these chapter headings is a list of specific sections and their paragraph numbers. (In the text, the paragraph numbers are placed on the outer edge of the page, so it is easily visible.) There are many illustrations (205, to be exact), which are very helpful, and it is not at all difficult reading.