A writer's guide to Ancient Rome

By Carey Fleiner

A writer's guide to Ancient Rome


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9318-4
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: February 2020
  • BIC Category: Literature, History, HISTORY / Ancient / Rome, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing, History Of Art: Ancient & Classical Art,bce To C 500 CE, Language / Creative writing & creative writing guides


A writer's guide to Ancient Rome serves as a guide and inspiration to the Roman population, economy, laws, leisure and religion for that author, student or general reader who is seeking an introduction to what made the Romans tick. The Guide considers trends and themes from roughly 200 B.C. to A.D. 200 with the occasional foray into the antecedents and legacy on either side of the period. Each chapter explicates its main themes with examples from the original sources. Throughout are suggestions for resources to mine for the subject at hand and particular topics affected by scholarly debate and changing interpretation based on new discoveries or re-interpretation of written and material remains.


Carey Fleiner is Senior Lecturer in Classical and Early Medieval History at the University of Winchester


Introduction: A Writer's Guide to the Romans
1. Roman People - or How do You Know S/he's a Roman?
2. The Basic Necessities: Food & Clothing
3. Location, Location, Location - Domestic and Public Places & Spaces
4. Senate and the People of Rome - Law, Order, and Administration
5. Veni, Vidi, Visa -- Economic Matters
6. Romans just want to have fun: Leisure & Entertainment
7.Oh Dear, I'm Becoming a God: Religion in the Roman World
8. Resources and Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix 1: Key Wars, Battles, and Hotspots, c. 280 B.C. - A.D. 180
Appendix 2: Political and Military Movers & Shakers c. 250 B.C. - A.D. 235

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