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Invisible Romans

Invisible Romans

: Prostitutes, outlaws, slaves, gladiators, ordinary men and women ... the Romans that history forgot

by Robert Knapp
7th February, 2013

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Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature, letters, inscriptions and graffiti and their traces can be found in the histories, treatises, plays and poetry created by the elite. A world lost from view for two millennia is recreated through these, and other, tell-tale bits of evidence cast off by the visible mass of Roman history and culture. Invisible Romans reveals how everyday Romans sought to survive and thrive under the afflictions of disease, war, and violence, and to control their fates under powers that both oppressed and ignored them. Their lives - both familiar and foreign to ours today - are shown against the tumult of a great empire that shaped their worlds as it forged the wider world around them. Robert Knapp taught ancient history for over thirty years at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He has published extensively on the world of the Roman Empire, including Invisible Romans (Profile 2011).

Details & Specs

Author: Robert C Knapp


Publisher: Profile Books


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781846684029


Publication Date: 7th February, 2013


Pages: 371


Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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