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Running The Roman Home (Paperback)
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Running The Roman Home (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 01/11/2011
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Running of the Roman Home explores the real 'every-day' life of the Romans and the effort required to run a Roman household. It considers the three elements of housework - supply, maintenance and disposal. It is divided into sections on how the Romans collected water and fuel, milled flour and produced thread; how they cleaned the house, illuminated it, did the washing up, cleaned their clothes, got rid of waste water and sewage, and threw out their rubbish. The evidence is taken from literary, archaeological and artistic sources, and often compared to historical or modern parallels from communities using the same methods.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752465173
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 10 mm

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“A guide to little considered but essential details”

One of the most frustrating things about writing novels set more than 2,000 years ago is the dearth of details about ordinary life. All too often, the ancient texts that survive (Pliny, Plutarch, Livy et al) are rich... More

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