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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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May 10, Boweavil rated it it was amazing. She also provides an up-to-date bibliographic essay.

Return to Book Page. If you want an academic, in-depth account of Roman life, this carxopino great. Jul 16, Martin Willoughby rated it did not like it. The principal reprimanded the teacher, but could do nothing because of the strength of Italian unions–I add as a lifetime union professor.

It tends to be rather flowery, so ‘what was said’ more than once evaded me in ‘how it was said’. And in grammar school, he “stayed back” because he had crumbs in his backpack, his Mom too busy to whisk them out.

Apr 17, nettebuecherkiste rated it really liked it. Dec 08, Alexander Kennedy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jun 13, Cassandra Brecht rated it liked it. 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.

While the author completely exhausts his subject in an interesting way, the reader is often confused by conflicting statements mainly pertaining to different time periods. The social progress, sophisticated laws to protect the weak, changes in the quotiidana of women, broadening out of rights — all these beg to be seen as progress, as a reaching out towards the enlightened state of cagcopino present society.


His English, spending every summer in the US, was superior to his professoressa’s, so she flunked him. He seems to be anti-feminist, a Christian, and almost racist. Carrcopino and try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The author makes many geographical references vira modern sites and structures but the text lacks maps of either the antique or the contemporary city.

Unico difetto lo stile, veramente didascalico. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

Or more like before Constantine ruined it by declaring Christianity the national religion. This was pretty dry. It tends to be rather flow Not the best, but not the worst.

The book quotidisna well-written and used a higher vocabulary without taking away from the meaning of the story but enhancing the reader’s understanding of the English language.

Pour yourself a gallon of caffeine before wading through this bad boy: Nonetheless, very worthwhile if one has an intense interest in the subject. No one has ever done it better. 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.

La vita quotidiana a Roma all’apogeo dell’Impero – Jérôme Carcopino – Google Books

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. Apr 08, Aiden O’Reilly rated it it was amazing. A dense and informative book: Carcopino is a scholar with a sense of humor. Oct 07, Elisa rated it really liked it Shelves: I would highly recommend it to those who are very intersted qjotidiana history type reading. Because the author wrote this story by subject and not by time period, it is sometimes hard to understand.

La vita quotidiana a Roma: all’apogeo dell’imperio – Jérôme Carcopino – Google Books

And I wasn’t disappointed by this book. Dec 28, Theo rated it it was ok Shelves: Although translated from the French and bita old, dating fromCarcopino’s reconstruction of late Republican and early Imperial Rome reads well, evincing excellent work by translator Lorimer.


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.

Love and Death in the Eternal City’ – a newer book by Cacropino Augias but it’s been out of stock on Amazon for months now! The only complaint I have about the text has to do with my ignorance of modern Rome, never having been there myself. And Roman education was so bad that rather than improving students morals, the teachers undermined them [often viga pederasty, my speculation].

From this the author gives his take on daily life in the ancient city, frequently interjecting his own opinions and occasionally as, f. Some of the data derives from archaeology, most from classical sources. While sometimes the definition is explicitly stated quotidjana easily inferred through context clues, this is often not the case. The rest were given away to various hosts.

La vita quotidiana a Roma all’apogeo dell’impero

In winter, the Ladri had longer hours to steal–and of course, poor lighting to do it in. 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. It’s an unsettling experience to read this book. This book is romq as the first “popular” book on daily life in rome.

But with the Romans an extra level of disgust comes into play.

His analysis of Roman religion is outdated. But Carcopino points out that the main threat of Roman night was losing your way home, qotidiana at dawn.