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Life in Roman Britain Joan Alcock

Life in Roman Britain - Joan Alcock

B. T. Batsford/English Heritage, 1996, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “What did the Romans do after they conquered Britain and what was the reaction of the native population? Where did ordinary people live and how did they occupy themselves — at work and at play? These questions and more are answered in this new and accessible look at all aspects of life in Roman Britain.

Everything is covered from domestic housing in both town and country, to religious beliefs, arts and cookery, public and private entertainment; as well as often-ignored aspects of Roman society, such as the treatment of slaves and education of children. Backed by the latest archaeological research, Dr Alcock also looks at:

  • Art and decoration
  • Food and drink
  • Disposal of the dead
  • Hygiene and medicine
  • Clothing and cosmetics
Essential reading for anyone who enjoys social history as well as for the specialised reader, Life in Roman Britain is copiously illustrated with photographs and drawings — a lively, in-depth and informative reconstruction of Romano-British life two thousand years ago.”

Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the English Heritage series. 128 pages.

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